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Miniature - Eye miniature

Eye miniature

  • Object:

    Miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1817 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pether, William (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Portrait miniature in an oblong ivory case, embedded in red velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Captain L.T. Davies.

  • Museum number:

    P.154-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 7, box E

Physical description

Eye miniature set inside the lid of an oblong ivory case, embedded in red velvet, with a piece of paper inscribed "27th Jan'y 1817. W Pether". A mirror is set inside the opposite half the case.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1817 (made)

Artist/maker

Pether, William (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Portrait miniature in an oblong ivory case, embedded in red velvet

Dimensions

Height: 27 mm, Width: 22 mm

Descriptive line

Eye miniature set inside the lid of an oblong ivory case, embedded in red velvet, by William Pether. Great Britain, 1817.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of Miniatures in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Emmett Microform, 1981

Materials

Velvet; Ivory; Mirror

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Eye

Categories

Portraits; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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