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An Art Student of Paris, 1899 - Martha S. Baker (American, 1871-1911) - Cleveland Museum of Art Portrait, Art, Vintage, Retro, Portraits, Museum Of Art, Cleveland Museum Of Art, The New York Times, Artist

The sitter’s identity is unknown, but she was likely a student of Martha Baker, who was living and teaching in Paris in 1899. Demand for Baker’s portrait miniatures was so great that she resigned from teaching to keep up with commissions. The artist’s obituary in the New York Times stated that she was “the world’s foremost miniature painter.” In this example, the sitter’s shoulders seem to fade into the pale background, emphasizing the similarity between her skin and the material upon which…

Annie Leadley - Portrait miniature of Elizabeth Alexeevna, Empress of Russia and consort of Alexander I

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Annie Leadley
18th Century Hats, Portrait Jewelry, 18th Century Portraits, L'art Du Portrait, 18th Century Paintings, Antique Portraits, Miniature Portraits, 18th Century Fashion, London Art

My latest project is this 1790s jacket inspired by a 1790s jacket from the Imatex (Centre de Documentació i Museu tèxtil) here: you can access lots of stuff there, if you want to look at the 1790s jacket, go to advanced search, then search for Register number 11551, then go to "full record" and voilà you can see pictures and read a despription in Catalan. I don't really understand catalan, but I think it's a children's jacket (they say) and the pictures do explain the rest. I call it the…

Elisabeth Flatla
Lady Arabella Stuart by Isaac Oliver

Isaac Oliver Miniature portrait of Lady Arabella Stuart before 1615 watercolor on vellum Nationalmuseum, Stockholm Isaac Oliver Miniature portrait of Admiral George Clifford 3rd Earl of Cumberland ca. 1595 watercolor on vellum Nationalmuseum, Stockholm Dedication to Lord Cumberland Redoubted Lord! in whose courageous mind The flower of chivalry now blooming fair Doth promise fruit, worthy the noble kind Which of their praises have left you the heir; To you, this humble present I prepare For…

Sarah Doreen MacPhee
Decoupage, Portraits, England, Vintage, Inspiration, Patchwork, Queen Victoria, Portrait, Countess

Guglielmo Faija was extensively employed by Queen Victoria from 1845 onwards to produce copies in miniature after oil portraits and after other miniatures, notably by Sir William Ross. In this case, he has based his copy on a miniature of the Countess of Desart painted by Ross and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1845 (no. 839); its current location is unknown. Elizabeth Lucy, third daughter of John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl of Cawdor, married, in 1842, John Otway OConnor, 3rd Earl of…