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Portrait of a Lady (miniature)
  • Christian Friedrich Zincke
    circa 1685–1767
    born: Dresden, Germany ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Portrait of a Lady (miniature), mid 1700s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • enamel on metal
  • Object Height/Width: oval 5 x 4.2 cm
    Object Height/Width: oval 1 15/16 x 1 5/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Starr
  • Not on display
  • 1966.0019
Description
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Portrait of a Lady (bust length). The Lady is wearing royal blue dress, with a low-cut neckline; some white silk ruffles appear at the bodice. Sitter turns her head slightly to her right. 3/4 view; eyes look out at the viewer. Brown eyes and light brown hair; her hair falls loosely over her right shoulder. Gray background. Painted on a glazed surface (porcelain or enamel on copper).