This gallery has been opened to display images of quality portrait miniatures submitted by private owners of limited numbers of miniatures who wish to share their images and help enhance the website exhibition as a reference collection of privately owned miniatures.
It therefore represents an opportunity for private owners to display miniatures that would otherwise not be seen by the public and also to invite answers to any research questions they may have about their miniatures. However, the Gallery normally excludes decorative miniatures.
Additionally, owners of more substantial numbers of miniatures can create their own free exhibition in a dedicated Gallery, such as Une Collection Francaise which shows a selection from a French collector's collection of 18C and early 19C French miniatures.
Other items for display are welcome and the owner's name and contact address will not be displayed unless it is requested. There is no charge associated with submission of a miniature portrait. An email containing images and any known details about the portrait is all that is necessary. Click on About Me for my email address to send them to.
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