A beautiful Victorian miniature portrait of a beautiful young lady in an oval gilt frame. She was born in Kirkee, India, daughter of Sir Alexander Campbell and. Later to become the wife of Francis John Cleverly Lake. Set in a gilt frame it is the equivalent of a photograph of its time.The frame has a ring attachment, glass front and is in easel backed fitted case. The case is original to the portrait and is lined with cream coloured velvet and silk. Externally the case is covered with blue velvet. The velvet is very worn on the front of the little doors.
The doors close with a small hinged brass clasp. One of the pins holding the frame protudes slightly on to the back of the velvet (photo 7).
The case measures approximately 12.5cm x 10cm x 2.2cm. The portrait (including the frame) measures approximately 7.8cm x 5.8cm wide. The portrait is unsigned, but with the detailed information about the lady in the portrait. It makes this piece a delightful miniature for a collector. Thank you for viewing my listing.
The light faded as I photographed the case (last photo), sorry, not very good. The item "ANTIQUE MINIATURE PORTRAIT PAINTING ORIGINAL TRAVEL CAMPAIGN CASE BEAUTIFUL" is in sale since Friday, January 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "sellsleepsell_7" and is located in Pembury. This item can be shipped worldwide.