Cat. No. 08
18th Century - RARE PRECIOUS BOX WITH RARE PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A MOTHER BREAST-FEEDING HER BABY:
Exceptional portrait miniature of a young mother with her baby: until the 18th century, the aristocratic family never take care of the baby personally, the young children was given to a nourish. With the influence of jean Jacques Rousseau, the manner of education change and the aristocracy, as Marie Antoinette, began to take care personally of their baby’s, but breastfeeding herself is still very modern for this time DECIDED TO BE PORTRAITS LIKE THIS IS A REAL "ACTIVIST" DECISION- that is why this miniature is so exceptional. large and very well done, a column and curtain background shows a piece of countryside. A museum Masterpiece. mounted on a precious box, and tortoise shell and gold mount.
Due to delicate construction, I have not examined portrait outside of frame.
Possibly doing so might reveal some details of the sitter or the artist.
Creation Year: c18th Century
Measurements: 3.1 inches (Painting), 1.2 x 3.7 inches (Box)
Style: Portrait Miniature
Technique: watercolours on Ivory
Provenance: Private Collection
Condition: In very good overall condition.
Please note: Shipping and insurance costs are not included in this offer.
(please note additional 16% tax applies for transactions concluded within Israel)
* 2-3 days door-to-door shipment, professionally packed and shipped with EMS worldwide: 87,78 GBP + insurance 1,8% of item price
* Cheaper alternative: professionally packed and shipped with regular Israeli mail - upon request under importantminiatures@.com (OBS: In this case maximal refunded insurance value is GBP 100).