AFTER JOHANN BAPTIST LAMPI, THE ELDER
Romena 1851 - 1830 Warsaw
Portrait of Catharine, Empress of Russia (1729-1796)
watercolour on ivory, silver-gilt frame, inset with pastes
60 by 50mm.
The miniature has lost some of its clarity. The colours may have soften slightly with time. There is surface dirt in evidence. The top section of the frame is damaged and fragile.
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