Both portrait paintings were signed lower right indistinctly and covered with. As stated in Wikipedia, a miniature portrait painting is usually executed in gouache, watercolor or enamel. Portrait miniatures were popular among 16. Century elites, mainly in England and France, and spread across the rest of Europe from the middle of the 18.Century until the development of daguerreotypes and photography in the mid-19. During the second half of the 17. Century, vitreous enamel painted on copper became increasingly popular, especially in France. Century, miniatures were painted with watercolor on ivory.
Measures: Frame, 5 ¼" high x 4 ¼" wide; Portrait, 3 ½" high x 2 ¾" wide; Weight, totally, 7.7 oz (218 grams). Condition: Very good and clean, no damage found to the glass and brass work.The portraits are in good condition. We try our best to describe the posted items precisely and accurately, pointing out any imperfections. Please check our other posted items as well. Your satisfaction and feedback is important to us.