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This is a nice and original 17th-century portrait miniature, dating to around 1670. It is superbly painted in watercolor with the portrait of King Louis XIV wearing armour. The miniature is on vellum backed onto a gesso or white plaster. It has gilt metal glazed frame..
OBJECT: Portrait Miniature
CULTURE: France Louis XIV
DATE: c. 1670 AD later frame 18th century.
SIZE: 36mm x 30mm (case/frame 78mm x 45mm x 13mm)
WEIGHT: 207.95 grams
PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection, France.