Antique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed RauAntique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed RauAntique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed RauAntique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed RauAntique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed RauAntique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed Rau

This artist was good - unfortunately there is some old damp or water damage - the painting is vellum on card - some loss and fading - the portrait is identified as Pauline Bonaparte 1780-1825 - the second youngest sister to Napoleon Bonaparte I - she was renowned as a beauty and when Napoleon went into exile she retired to Italy - the jewelry suite of cameo pieces - diadem and tiara are how I identified the sitter - probably copied from an original oil painted during her lifetime - signed A. Rau - found one piece by this artist - a german porcelain miniature plaque by Royal Berlin same time period. Miniature has original gilded brass frame with easel back - completely tarnished as found - original bevelled glass and paper back - some warping and loss to old damp damage - measures 3.5 x 2.75 inches.

ITEM ID
19JT462
STYLE
Portrait
AGE
Early 19th Century
THEME
French
MEDIA
Oil Paint, Vellum
GENRE
Early European Works of Art
ORIGIN
France • French
ITEM TYPE
Antique
HEIGHT
3.5" (9 cm)
WIDTH
2.75" (7 cm)
DEPTH
.25" (1 cm)

Antique c1800 French Miniature Portrait on Vellum Pauline Bonaparte signed Rau

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