Antique French Grand Tour Souvenir Miniature Portrait, Napoleon and Marie-Louise, Interior, Gutta Percha Fram. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent.We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. As I've said, there are basically 2 types of portrait miniatures: 1. A living person who sat for their portrait in real life, and 2. Those done "après" famous works of art in the museums, fueled by the souvenir hungry Grand Tour travelers. This is one painted in mid-1800s for the Grand Tour traveler's souvenir.
Beautifully done, Napoleon being painted by his 2nd wife, Empress Marie-Louise, mother of his only child. She sits at the easel, the interior is Napoleon's office at Fontainebleau, if memory is accurate, and you see his throne which is there, the finest room details, even to the embroidered emblems on the N throne, and the passementerie fringe on the red tablecloth.
The artist has signed the work, and rightfully so. Even as a Grand Tour souvenir, this would have been top of the line. Very good to excellent condition throughout. Remarkable detail, a fine miniature painting with great interior details. Faces/heads are 1/4, to give you scale.
I have not removed the painting to check it, but even photographed through the old original convex glass it is superb and I see no hairlines nor cracks in the thin wafer. Painted in gouache, certainly under great magnification and by a talented artist. The old gutta percha frame is in fine form, I can find no damage nor flaws. This one has been so well cared for for 150-170 years now. We're easy to deal with.Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories.
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