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This a wonderful portrait miniature of a scholar, dating to the 17th century. It is hand-painted on velum in watercolors and laid onto card. The workmanship is very fine and intricately stippled with the point of a brush, similar to that of Thomas Flatman (but I am unable to locate a signature). The sitter is wearing a black cap usually indicative of a scholar, physician, or doctor and he is reminiscent of William Harvey, English Physician. It is a very nice and original portrait miniature from an old collection and worthy of further study.
OBJECT: Portrait Miniature
DATE: c. 1640 - 1680 A.D.
SIZE: 72.75mm x 55.67mm
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Paris.