European Miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996 - Art - 207 pages
This publication is a catalogue of the Metropolitan Museum's permanent collection of more than three hundred European miniatures. In origin these works fall into three categories - British, French, and Continental - and date from the early sixteenth century to about 1850. The collection includes one of two known portrait miniatures by Jean Clouet, who is credited with originating this genre, and three of no more than twenty recognized portrait miniatures by Hans Holbein the Younger, the first great master of this art. Most of the important figures in this field - Hilliard, Hoskins, Cooper, Hall, Fuger, Zincke, Cosway, and Isabey - are represented, as are several painters who worked primarily in larger formats - Fragonard, the Van Blarenberghes, and Rosalba Carriera, for example. The majority of the miniatures are hitherto unpublished.
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artist attributed Bequest of Mary Bequest of Millie Blarenberghe Blue eyes born Brown eyes brown hair Catalogue Centuries of Miniature COLOR PLATE Cosway cover glass Daphne Foskett diam died E. G. Paine EIGHTEENTH CENTURY enamel engraved ESDA Wearing Europe Graz Ex COLL ﬁg ﬁne ﬁrst Four Centuries Fredrick collection 1960 French George Engleheart gold box Graham Reynolds Gray background Graz grisaille identiﬁcation Iean inscribed in ink Iohn Ioseph Isabey Ivory John Smart list of miniatures LITERATURE London Louis XVI maker’s mark Mary Clark Thompson Metropolitan Museum Millie Bruhl Fredrick minia miniature is set Miniature Painting Moses Lazarus Collection Museum of Art Nicholas Hilliard painter Paris Salon Pierpont Morgan pink portrait miniatures powdered hair Richard Cosway right edge Samuel Cooper Sarah Lazarus Schidlof Signed and dated sitter Sky background stock label ture unpublished list vellum waistcoat Wearing a blue Wearing a white Woman Ivory York