I have been contacted by the owner of this miniature which has recently been stolen. To help them recover it, I have included details of it in the Guest Gallery, to try and alert miniature collectors who may see it. Details are as follows.
The oval miniature portrait was stolen August 18, 2007 from the Museum of Fine Arts parking garage, 20 Museum Road, Boston.
Ironically, the owners were visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum at the time, site of a renowned never solved art theft.
The owners are offering a reward for the safe return of the miniature. It depicts an ancestor and has been in their American family for seven generations. It is approximately 3 inches high (7 cm), but precise dimensions are not available.
It was painted in Paris in 1817-1818 and signed by Dubasty, Palais Royale No. 148. It is a painting with significant age, history, value, and unusual beauty.
If you see it or have any information, please let me know at email@example.com and I will pass the information onto the owners.
If other visitors to this website have had miniatures stolen, I am willing to display them in this section in an effort to aid their recovery. Also note that some stolen miniature portraits can be seen at Find Stolen Art - View Stolen Items