Portrait of a Woman

Enamel in a silver gilt frame | 2.3 x 2.1cm | c. 1670

Jean Petitot

Unlike fragile portrait miniatures painted in watercolor on vellum or ivory, which are prone to cracking, fading, and flaking, enamels are resilient, impervious to the effects of light, and retain their striking original colors over time. Partly for ...
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