'Surrounded with Brilliants': Miniature Portraits in Eighteenth-Century England

Pointon, Marcia
March 2001
Art Bulletin;Mar2001, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p48
Academic Journal
Explores the importance of miniatures/miniature portraits in European cultural history. Transformation of miniature from private possession to museum piece; Advantages of miniatures over large-size portraits; Wearing of miniatures by women in mid-18th century; Relationship of portraiture to the idea of gift economies.


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