19th-Century French School Miniature Portrait Of A Gentleman

19th-Century French School Miniature Portrait Of A Gentleman

A characterful mid-19th-century French miniature depicting a seated gentleman holding a book. He’s dressed in a very fashionable single-breasted coat with a shirt, waistcoat and necktie.

The portrait is housed within its original fruitwood frame.

Medium: Watercolour
Overall size: 5½” x 7” / 14cm x 18cm
Year of creation: c. 1860
Provenance: England
Condition: Overall very presentable. Frame with a little wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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