This is a nice 17th-century portrait of an unknown gentleman, painted on what appears to be vellum or a playing card, in watercolour. The sitter is seen wearing a blue coat, with a white stock and chemise and powdered periwig. He is set in the original 18k gold pendant frame, behind a rock crystal cover. The bail is of gilt metal and not gold. It is in excellent condition and suitable for research.
OBJECT: Portrait Miniature
MATERIAL: Vellum, water colour.
DATE: c. 1670 - 1690 AD
SIZE: 33.5mm x 21mm x 7.6mm
WEIGHT: 8.25 grams
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Buckinghamshire.
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