This is a pretty portrait of a lady with blue eyes and powdered hair. She is wearing a large mob cap with mauve bow. This matches her dress, which is also mauve but with a fine green stripe, and wide white fichu. Her costume dates the portrait to around 1790, at the time of the French Revolution. The miniature is an enamel on copper and is signed on the back by the artist.
The inscription is a little unclear, but seems to begin: par Adam le pere ------------- the remainder is unclear. I have not been able to identify the artist, as several members of that family are listed as enamellers located in Geneva, but there is also a French enameller named Adam who died in 1813. The painting is in very good condition for its age and comes in a gilt mount, which has some tarnish/marks. The portrait measures about 3 inches in diameter.
The images form part of the description. If you need more information or images, please let me know. The item "Late 1700s, enamel miniature portrait painting, French Revolution, signed" is in sale since Monday, August 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "flint-mac" and is located in Hythe. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain.