Brooch with Portrait Miniature of a Man


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

This miniature of an unknown man is mounted in an 8-sided frame. The reverse of the brooch is decorated with engraved foliate motifs. Inset is a small oval frame containing an entwined strand of hair. A pin to hold to brooch is attached by a short chain. One of the two clasps for the pin is missing.

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  • Title: Brooch with Portrait Miniature of a Man
  • Creator: American
  • Date Created: 1840-1849
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: American
  • Provenance: A.J. Fink, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits; brooches
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory, gold, hair
  • Exhibitions: Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Dimensions: H: 2 1/8 x W: 1 13/16 in. (5.4 x 4.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.567

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