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Miniature (painting)

Scope note

Use for paintings on a very small scale, especially the portraits on vellum or ivory popular in England and America from the Renaissance into the 19th century. For paintings in Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, use "illustrations."

This term has 927 records attributed within our system.

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<paintings by form>


12yrs ago

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A white falcon


Miniaturist: Unknown

A turkey cock


Miniaturist: Unknown

Miss Mary Tadman


Miniaturist: Smart, John



Miniaturist: Cosway, Richard

Unknown Man


Miniaturist: Engleheart, George

George I 1660-1727


Miniaturist: Sturt, John

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