A rather risqué 19th-century miniature depicting five nymphs bathing alongside a brook. It’s likely to be the kind of piece that a gentleman would purchase on a tour of France to impress his acquaintances (in private).
It’s painted onto copper and housed within its original boxwood frame.
Oil on copper
Size including frame
5½” x 5⅔” / 14cm x 14.5cm
Year of creation
Craquelure in areas and its darkened due to years in dusty rooms. Frame with age-related wear.