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Portrait Miniatures Books

Books con argomento Portrait Miniatures

Treasuring the Gaze

Treasuring the Gaze

Grootenboer Hanneke 
edizioni Univ of Chicago Pr collana Univ of Chicago Pr (Hardcover) , 2013

The end of the eighteenth century saw the start of a new craze in Europe: tiny portraits of single eyes that were exchanged by lovers or family members. Worn as brooches or pendants, these minuscule eyes served the same emotional need as more conventional mementoes, such as lockets containing a coil of a loved one’s...

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