Portrait of Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

Watercolor on vellum | 4.3 x 3.5cm | c. 1620

John Hoskins the Elder

Portrait miniatures are intimate tokens of love, loss, allegiance, and affection exchanged between intimates. The earliest examples were painted in watercolor on translucent vellum (animal skin). The vellum was then coated on both sides with a smooth...
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