British Portrait Miniatures
March 2, 2005 3:38 AM   Subscribe

British Portrait Miniatures at the V & A. 'These pages developed to compliment the Miniatures Gallery tell the story of the portrait miniature in Britain, from its first appearance in the 1520s, at the court of Henry VIII, to the height of its popularity in the early 19th century.'
posted by plep (5 comments total)
Related BBC gallery.
posted by plep at 3:39 AM on March 2, 2005

They put a minature portrait of Jane Small on the page. Oh, those wacky Brits.

(The V&A rocks. Bring your walking shoes, though, the museum is huge.)
posted by eriko at 4:22 AM on March 2, 2005

As usual, plep rocks. And the V&A is one of my most favorite places in the whole world.
posted by briank at 6:36 AM on March 2, 2005

The finely detailed work in this double-sided miniature really appeals to me. Another vote for the V&A here, fabulous place to visit.
posted by Tarrama at 8:39 PM on March 2, 2005

Lovely, plep - thanks. Here are a few miniatures of Russian royalty from The Hermitage.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:47 AM on March 3, 2005

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