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Miniature Portrait in Bone Frame- Circa 1860-1870

Miniature Portrait in Bone Frame- Circa 1860-1870


A wonderful and amazing miniature portrait of Lola Montez, the stage name of Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld, that is a copy of her original painting that is in the Gallery of Beauties in the Nymphenburg Palace in Munichin. She is wearing a sedate black dress with a lace collar, gold and pearl broach, and a black lace head cover.  She is hand-painted on an oval sliver of ivory and framed in an intricately pieced bone frame. She also retains her original paper backing. She had a very sad life and more information on her life and times can be found here:      

These little 'souvenirs' were all the rage in the mid to late 1800's and would grace the walls of middle and upper class homes. They were copies of well-know real life portraits of famous people and were purchased and displayed to show the owner's good taste in home decoration.

There is a raised portion of her metal side frame and is missing her hanger at the top of the frame. The price reflects the missing hanger and the raised portion of her metal frame.

Place her on a dark painted wall or in a cuboard, on a candlestand or side table to bring out the color and beauty of this little minature portrait.

This miniature portrait measures 3.75" x 4.35".

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