Huybertje Lansing Pruyn (Mrs. Charles S.) Hamlin (1873-1964)

Charlotte Burt Kirkham (1856-1933) Artist
1900 Date:
Watercolor on ivory in gold frame with garnets and pearls Medium
2 H x 1 3/4 W (oval ivory panel) Dimensions
Signed and dated on reverse: C. Kirkham / 1900 Inscription
Gift of Huybertje Lansing Pruyn (Mrs. Charles S.) Hamlin Credit
1943.36.14 Accession number
Invention of the daguerreotype in 1839 meant that painted miniatures were headed for extinction. More and more people let cameras capture their likeness, but there was a resurgence of interest in painted miniature portraits in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For patrons familiar with family miniatures from earlier periods, continuing a tradition was an important element in bringing about the revival of painted miniatures one last time before photography triumphed. Additional comments

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