A Fine Cabinet Miniature of an Unknown Man and Woman , Gouache on Vellum

A Fine Cabinet Miniature of an Unknown Man and Woman , Gouache on Vellum

1600 to 1700 England

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A Fine Cabinet Miniature of an Unknown Man and Woman , Gouache on Vellum , highlighted in gilt . Inscribed on the base of the right hand pillar ‘A M Hirkin . fecit Anno 1661’
Circa 1661

Size : 10 cm high , 14 cm wide – 4 ins high , 5½ ins wide
note : coronet on top of cartouche - Roman Holy Empire
Electoral Bonnet
Marriage - 2 coat of arms , possibly the empty picture could be for future children ?

Painted in the times of Charles II this cabinet miniature probably commemorates a marriage . It is a superb example of a combination of an interior of a room , curtain draperies and a typical late 17 th century fashionably dressed couple . She is holding a fan and wearing a fine lace collar , he with fancy shoes and walking cane . The significance of the empty gilt frame probably means that they are waiting for their portrait to be painted .

Dimensions
Height 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Width 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Medium
Gouache on Vellum
Signed/Inscribed
'A M Hirkin . fecit Anno 1661'
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