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Portrait of a Nobleman
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Portrait of a Nobleman

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Description A gentleman is painted in watercolor. On the reverse of the miniature, rendered in hair are the letters MCO in script, a wreath, a pair of flanking doves and two burning hearts pierced by an arrow, all enclosed within a laurel leaf border. The miniature is mounted in an oval gold frame surrounded both on the obverse and reverse by a row of sixty-two diamonds in silver collets and an outer band of forty-nine half-pearls in gold collets. A loop for the suspension of the miniature is faced with three half-pearls.
Date Description Narrative
  • Four Centuries of Miniature Painting from the Collections of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc. and A.J. Fink, Personally. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1958-1959.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Acquired by Abraham Jay Fink; by bequest to A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963; given to Walters Art Museum, 1963.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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ca. 1790
watercolor on ivory, hair, gold, silver, diamonds, pearls
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H of case: 2 7/16 in. (6.19 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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