Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Portrait of a Man

Artist:
German Painter (ca. 1810)
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Oval, 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 in. (59 x 49 mm)
Classification:
Miniatures
Credit Line:
Bequest of Millie Bruhl Fredrick, 1962
Accession Number:
62.122.118
Not on view
In his unpublished list of miniatures in the Fredrick collection, E. G. Paine (1960) states that this miniature is signed Braun; he dates it about 1820. No trace of a signature can now be seen. The miniature is a pair with 62.122.129, and both are by the same artist. The sitters may be husband and wife. Bodo Hofstetter (1995) suggests that their costumes are Bavarian.

[2016; adapted from Reynolds and Baetjer 1996]
Mrs. Leopold (Millie Bruhl) Fredrick, New York (by 1960–d. 1962; inv. 1960, no. 133)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 5, 1996–January 5, 1997, no. 287.

Edward Grosvenor Paine. Inventory of the miniatures in the Fredrick collection. 1960, p. 17, no. 133, states that this miniature and its pendant (MMA 62.122.129) are signed "Braun" [but see Ref. Reynolds and Baetjer 1996] and dates them about 1820.

Graham Reynolds with the assistance of Katharine Baetjer. European Miniatures in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1996, p. 199, no. 287, ill., state that no trace of a signature can now be seen on this miniature or on its pendant (MMA 62.122.129); call the works German and date them about 1810.



A piece of paper fixed to the back of the miniature bears a truncated inscription, in reverse, written in ink in German script.
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