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XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis
XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis - Objects of Vertu Style Louis XIV XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis - XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis - Louis XIV Antiquités - XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis
Ref : 84676
11 000 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Netherlands
Medium :
Copper oil paint, leather; mica
Dimensions :
l. 2.76 inch X H. 3.54 inch
Objects of Vertu  - XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis 17th century - XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis Louis XIV - XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis Antiquités - XVIIth  so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis
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XVIIth so called tranformationn Portrait miniature or metamorphosis

This so-called transformation miniature of a young woman
painted in oil on copper, is accompanied by a set of 18 mica sheets enhanced with hairstyles, outfits and various female or male accessories.By superimposing the different transparent micas sheets on her image, the young woman can turn to transform and disguise herself as a nun, court jester, monk, etc., thus creating multiple different characters.

Everything takes place in an embossed leather case that can be closed with a hook

It is an entertainment dating from the end of the 17th century which was very popular in all European courts.

Most of the known this portrait minature are kept in museums


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Objects of Vertu