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British Portrait Miniatures

British Portrait Miniatures

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Part of Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks

  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2012
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597814

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  • The collection of portrait miniatures in the Fitzwilliam Museum gives a compact and comprehensive survey of the development of this art form. It illustrates its progress through the work of almost every major master in the genre, with works of the highest quality. This book provides an introduction to the history of portrait miniatures, a glossary, and a bibliography; ninety-six items from the collection are described, and each item is illustrated in full color, to bring out the subtlety and intimacy of this delicate art form.

    • Provides a general introduction to the art form
    • Illustrated in full colour
    • Chronologically arranged to illustrate historical development of the art form
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    "...provides an introduction to the history of portrait miniatures and gives a compact, comprehensive survey of their development, from Henry VIII, who imported them from France, to 1900." Antique Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597814
    • length: 114 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 170 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 64 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2012
  • Table of Contents

    64 colour plates with text facing.

  • Author

    Graham Reynolds, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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