Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A Little Something!
Portrait miniatures were particularly valuable in introducing people at a distance to one another (a kind of 18th Century Match.com). Soldiers and sailors often carried one with them when travelling, as well as kept by those they left behind as a remembrance. They were often worn as pieces of jewelry, or an ornament to a snuff box, watch fob, etc.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a beautiful and extensive collection. See the link below for examples as well as techniques: