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Sir Walter Raleigh oval portrait by Nicholas Hilliard
Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323

Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323

This miniature may be copied from a now-lost portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Anne Vallayer-Coster, who was one of the queen's favorite artists. Vallayer-Coster was celebrated for her still lifes, but she receiv... More

Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323FXD

Anne Vallayer-Coster - Queen Marie-Antoinette - Walters 38323FXD

This miniature may be copied from a now-lost portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Anne Vallayer-Coster, who was one of the queen's favorite artists. Vallayer-Coster was celebrated for her still lifes, but she receiv... More

Augustin Ritt - Czarina Catherine II and Count Alexander Lanskoi - Walters 38343

Augustin Ritt - Czarina Catherine II and Count Alexander Lanskoi - Wal...

Augustin Ritt (Russian, 1765-1799). 'Czarina Catherine II and Count Alexander Lanskoi,' 2nd half 18th century. watercolor on ivory, jade, gold, with bronze frame. Walters Art Museum (38.343): Gift of the A. Jay... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Back

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Back

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Bottom

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Bott...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Closed

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Clos...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Left Side

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Left...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elisabeth and Marie Adelaide (on the cover); Victoireand Sophie(on the base); Louis the dauphin with a kite (on t... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Mark A

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Mark...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Mark B

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Mark...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Open

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Open

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Right Side

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Righ...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Three Quarter

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Thre...

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Top

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136 - Top

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136

Barriere - Snuffbox with the Family of Louis XV - Walters 57136

The box is decorated with images of the children of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska: Louise-Elizabeth and Marie-Adelaide (on the cover); Victoire-Louise and Sophie-Philippine (on the base); Louis the dauph... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal - Walters 38419

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal - Walters 38419

The miniature painted in gouache over a photograph has been attributed to the subject's husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the English poet and leader of the Pre-Raphaelite painters. The frame was probably added ... More

Dante Gabriel Rossetti- Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal - Walters 38419 (cropped)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti- Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal - Walters 38419 (crop...

The miniature painted in gouache over a photograph has been attributed to the subject's husband, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the English poet and leader of the Pre-Raphaelite painters. The frame was probably added ... More

David Bouquet - Painted Enamel Watch with a Portrait of a Lady - Walters 58190 - Open

David Bouquet - Painted Enamel Watch with a Portrait of a Lady - Walte...

Bouquet was a French Huguenot (Protestant) who moved to London to avoid persecution in France. The portrait imitates the then-current style of English court portraiture, inspired by fashions generated by Sir A... More

David Bouquet - Painted Enamel Watch with a Portrait of a Lady - Walters 58190

David Bouquet - Painted Enamel Watch with a Portrait of a Lady - Walte...

Bouquet was a French Huguenot (Protestant) who moved to London to avoid persecution in France. The portrait imitates the then-current style of English court portraiture, inspired by fashions generated by Sir A... More

Dutch - Portrait Bust of a Woman in Friesian Costume - Walters 38552

Dutch - Portrait Bust of a Woman in Friesian Costume - Walters 38552

This piece is a pair with Walters 38.553. This painting depicts a wife, and the companion painting depicts her husband. These tiny little miniatures were surely intended for personal contemplation, perhaps as a... More

Dutch - Portrait Bust of Husband of Woman in Friesian Costume - Walters 38553

Dutch - Portrait Bust of Husband of Woman in Friesian Costume - Walter...

This piece is a pair with Walters 38.552. This painting depicts a husband and the companion painting depicts his wife. While the husband's collar and the wife's starched ruff were worn throughout the Dutch Repu... More

Dutch - Portrait of a Gentleman - Walters 38225

Dutch - Portrait of a Gentleman - Walters 38225

Small portraits of those to whom one was connected by family, friendship, or political allegiance were treasured first as likenesses and second as works of art. Just as today, a "good" photo of someone is one t... More

François Dumont - Mademoiselle de Montbrizon - Walters 38337

François Dumont - Mademoiselle de Montbrizon - Walters 38337

In this circular miniature, Mlle de Montbrizon looks up from her desk with a letter in her hand. Polite and expressive letter writing was a highly prized social accomplishment in 18th-century France. In Paris, ... More

French - Locket for a Portrait Miniature - Walters 38229

French - Locket for a Portrait Miniature - Walters 38229

Anonymous (French). 'Locket for a Portrait Miniature,' 17th century. gold with cloisonn� enamel. Walters Art Museum (38.229): Gift of A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963.

French - Locket for a Portrait Miniature - Walters 44406

French - Locket for a Portrait Miniature - Walters 44406

Anonymous (French). 'Locket for a Portrait Miniature,' 1600-1625. gold, glass, "en r�sille" enamel. Walters Art Museum (44.406): Acquired by Henry Walters.

French - Portrait of Béatrice de Cusance, Princess of Cantecroix - Walters 4443

French - Portrait of Béatrice de Cusance, Princess of Cantecroix - Wal...

The half-length portrait represents the princess turned to the right, her face in three-quarters view. Her hair is cut with short locks at the sides, and with a slight bang over the forehead. She wears a decoll... More

French - Portrait of Charles, Prince of Lorraine - Walters 4444

French - Portrait of Charles, Prince of Lorraine - Walters 4444

The prince, at the age of seventeen, is shown half-length, his face framed in long curls and turned three-quarters to the left. He wears armor, over which is a falling linen collar with square ends edged with w... More

French - Ring with a Lady as Diana - Walters 571750 - Group

French - Ring with a Lady as Diana - Walters 571750 - Group

The painted enamel on the bezel shows Diana wearing a baldric and cloak with one breast exposed. A crescent moon and aigrette are in her hair.

Grigorii Semenovich Musikiiskii - Portrait Medallion of Peter the Great and Family - Walters 44326 - detail

Grigorii Semenovich Musikiiskii - Portrait Medallion of Peter the Grea...

This medallion is dated and signed on the back by Gregory Musikiiskii, the first Russian painter of portrait miniatures. It can be compared to an earlier enamel painting of Peter the Great with his family, now ... More

Grigorii Semenovich Musikiiskii - Portrait Medallion of Peter the Great and Family - Walters 44326

Grigorii Semenovich Musikiiskii - Portrait Medallion of Peter the Grea...

This medallion is dated and signed on the back by Gregory Musikiiskii, the first Russian painter of portrait miniatures. It can be compared to an earlier enamel painting of Peter the Great with his family, now ... More

Henri Toutin - Portrait of Lady Venetia Digby - Walters 44177

Henri Toutin - Portrait of Lady Venetia Digby - Walters 44177

Venetia Stanley, Lady Digby, died in 1633, eight years after marrying Sir Kelm Digby at the age of 21. This portrait, signed and dated 1637, was completed after her death and is based on an earlier miniature pa... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail A

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail A

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail B

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail B

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail C

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail C

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail D

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail D

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail E

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail E

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail F

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Detail F

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Open

Indian - Bracelet with Portrait Miniatures - Walters 38665 - Open

The six segments of this bracelet feature miniature portraits of three Mughal emperors and their consorts. Indian artists adopted the technique of painting portrait miniatures on ivory with watercolors from Bri... More

Indian - Portrait Miniature of an Indian Courtesan - Walters 38518

Indian - Portrait Miniature of an Indian Courtesan - Walters 38518

English artists visited India to paint both large-scale and miniature portraits of those serving abroad as mementos for friends and families back in the Mother Country. They introduced the European technique of... More

Italian - Portrait Miniature of Princess Louisa Carlotta - Walters 38174 - Back

Italian - Portrait Miniature of Princess Louisa Carlotta - Walters 381...

Princess Louisa Carlotta (1804-1844) was the daughter of Francis I, the Bourbon king who ruled the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (kingdoms of Naples and Sicily) from 1825-1830. She wears on her right shoulder the... More

Italian - Portrait Miniature of Princess Louisa Carlotta - Walters 38174

Italian - Portrait Miniature of Princess Louisa Carlotta - Walters 381...

Princess Loisa Carlotta (1804-1844) was the daughter of Francis I, the Bourbon king who ruled the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (kingdoms of Naples and Sicily) from 1825-1830. She wears on her right shoulder the ... More

Italian - Ring with Miniature Portrait - Walters 571753 - Group

Italian - Ring with Miniature Portrait - Walters 571753 - Group

Depicted in the painted enamel is a portrait of a lady holding a letter.

Jacques Laudin I - Portrait of a Benedictine Abbot - Walters 44165

Jacques Laudin I - Portrait of a Benedictine Abbot - Walters 44165

The rectangular plaque shows the bust-length portrait, three-quarters face to the left, of a tonsured monk with small moustache and full chin-beard. He wears the black habit of the Benedictine order. The backgr... More

Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin - Portrait of the Duchesse D'Angoulême - Walters 38369

Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin - Portrait of the Duchesse D'Angoulême ...

Marie Thérèse Charlotte (1778-1851), Louis XVI's daughter, married her cousin Louis Antoine, duke of Angoulême, the son of Charles X.

Jean Petitot - Portrait of a Lady - Walters 38235

Jean Petitot - Portrait of a Lady - Walters 38235

Petitot was a major French portraitist in painted enamel who learned the technique from Toutin. He was active at the English court until the execution of King Charles I in 1649. Petitot then offered his service... More

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Louis XVIII - Walters 3824

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Louis XVIII - Walters 3824

As the foremost miniature painter in France during the late 18th century, Isabey served a succession of rulers including Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, and the restored Bourbon monarchs Louis XVIII and Charles X. ... More

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Napoleon I - Walters 3859 (2)

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Napoleon I - Walters 3859 (2)

Isabey initially worked for Queen Marie Antoinette, but after the fall of the monarchy, he became the court painter to Napoleon I. In this miniature, he portrays a young Napoleon wearing the uniform of an offi... More

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Napoleon I - Walters 3859

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Napoleon I - Walters 3859

Isabey initially worked for Queen Marie Antoinette, but after the fall of the monarchy, he became the court painter to Napoleon I. In this miniature, he portrays a young Napoleon wearing the uniform of an offi... More

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of Frederick, Bishop of Osnabruck, afterwards Duke of York (1763-1827) - Walters 3852

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of Frederick, Bishop of Osnabruck, afterward...

At the age of 15, the German-born Meyer was taken to London, where he studied with Christian F. Zincke, a specialist in painting in enamel on copper. In 1764, he became painter in miniature to Queen Charlotte a... More

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, afterwards King George IV (1762-1830) - Walters 3853

Jeremiah Meyer - Portrait of George, Prince of Wales, afterwards King ...

At the age of 15, the German-born Meyer was taken to London, where he studied with Christian Friedrich Zincke, a specialist in painting in enamel on copper. In 1764, he became painter in miniature to Queen Char... More

Joh Matthias - Portrait of a Man, Freiker v Limdin (?) - Walters 38613
John Smart - Portrait of a Boy - Walters 38266 - Back

John Smart - Portrait of a Boy - Walters 38266 - Back

Smart is especially remembered for his miniature portraits of children. He preferred to work on a small scale, painting with minute brush strokes.

John Smart - Portrait of a Boy - Walters 38266

John Smart - Portrait of a Boy - Walters 38266

Smart is especially remembered for his miniature portraits of children. He preferred to work on a small scale, painting with minute brush strokes.

Louis Marie Sicard - Portrait of King Louis XVI - Walters 3855

Louis Marie Sicard - Portrait of King Louis XVI - Walters 3855

Louis Marie Sicard was a painter at the French Court between 1780 and 1784. The signature "R. Fortin" is a later addition. (Fortin, a French artist who fled to England during the French Revolution, exhibited a... More

Léonard Limosin - Portrait of Marguerite of Navarre - Walters 44504

Léonard Limosin - Portrait of Marguerite of Navarre - Walters 44504

Marguerite of Angouleme (1492-1549) was the sister of King Francis I of France. Two years after her first husband's death in 1525, she married Henry of Navarre and became queen of the tiny kingdom of Navarre. ... More

Nathaniel Hone - A Man - Walters 38270
Nathaniel Plimer - Self-Portrait - Walters 3884

Nathaniel Plimer - Self-Portrait - Walters 3884

As youths, Nathaniel and his brother Andrew (1763-1837) left home to travel with the gypsies. Eventually, he settled in London and studied with the enameler Henry Bone and the fashionable miniaturist Richard Co... More

Paul Prieur - Portrait of a Nobleman - Walters 38214

Paul Prieur - Portrait of a Nobleman - Walters 38214

Jean Petitot was a major French portraitist in painted enamel who learned the technique from Henri Toutin. His enamels, with their refined detailing, soft modeling, and polished surfaces, suited the court's tas... More

Peter Adolf Hall - Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette - Walters 38615

Peter Adolf Hall - Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette - Walters 38615

Hall left Sweden for France in 1766. Within three years, he was officially a painter to King Louis XVI. Hall introduced to French miniature painting a seemingly spontaneous technique employing broad, loose br... More

Peter Oliver - George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore - Walters 38215 (2)
Peter Oliver - George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore - Walters 38215

Peter Oliver - George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore - Walters 38215

Peter Oliver (English, ca. 1594-1647). 'George Calvert, First Lord Baltimore,' ca. 1615-1620. opaque watercolor and gilding on vellum. Walters Art Museum (38.215): Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in m... More

Peter Oliver - Portrait of Elizabeth Stuart - Walters 38211

Peter Oliver - Portrait of Elizabeth Stuart - Walters 38211

This portrait of Elizabeth Stuart (1596-1662) is a prime example of the portrait miniature in opaque watercolor popular in England during the late 1500s and 1600s.

Peter Oliver - Portrait of Frederick V, Elector of the Rhine Palatinate - Walters 38216

Peter Oliver - Portrait of Frederick V, Elector of the Rhine Palatinat...

Frederick (1596-1632) of Pfalz, elector Palatine, was courted by Protestant leaders throughout Europe as a promising leader of the Protestant cause. His mother had been a princess of Orange. In 1613, he married... More

Pierre Courteys - Portrait of a Nobleman - Walters 44275

Pierre Courteys - Portrait of a Nobleman - Walters 44275

This portrait shows a young man in half-length, his face in profile to the left, with blue eyes, thick curly hair, full beard and moustache, his left hand on the hilt of his sword, his right hand grasping white... More

Pierre Courteys - Portrait of Jacques-Auguste De Thou (?) - Walters 4462

Pierre Courteys - Portrait of Jacques-Auguste De Thou (?) - Walters 44...

Portraiture, which flourished in the 16th century in France, continued for the most part in the Franco-Flemish tradition of the realistic, straight-forward likeness established at the end of the Middle Ages. Pa... More

Pietro de Rossi - Portrait of an Elderly Man - Walters 3891

Pietro de Rossi - Portrait of an Elderly Man - Walters 3891

The white cravat and the grand fur collar of the light brown coat handsomely set off the face of this elderly man with a shock of white hair. At the beginning of the 20th century, Baron N. Vrangel, a leading cr... More

Henri Toutin - Portrait of Lady Venetia Digby - Walters 44177 cropped

Henri Toutin - Portrait of Lady Venetia Digby - Walters 44177 cropped

Caption from the museum's website Venetia Stanley, Lady Digby, died in 1633, eight years after marrying Sir Kelm Digby at the age of 21. This portrait, signed and dated 1637, was completed after her death an... More

Nathaniel Plimer - Self-Portrait - Walters 3884 cropped
Louise Élisabeth and Adélaïde de France

Louise Élisabeth and Adélaïde de France

Louise Élisabeth and Marie Adélaïde, daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska.

William Dunlap - Ann Brunton, actress (Mrs. Robert Merry) 38.462