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Brooch with Portrait Miniature of a Man
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Brooch with Portrait Miniature of a Man


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This miniature of an unknown man is mounted in an 8-sided frame. The reverse of the brooch is decorated with engraved foliate motifs. Inset is a small oval frame containing an entwined strand of hair. A pin to hold to brooch is attached by a short chain. One of the two clasps for the pin is missing.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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Period
1840-1849
Medium
watercolor on ivory, gold, hair
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.567
Measurements
H: 2 1/8 × W: 1 13/16 in. (5.4 × 4.6 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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