Portrait Miniatures – Sotheby’s

Portrait miniature was very popular in the past. In this video from Sotheby’s channel you will learn something more about these little treasures.

Unlike larger-scale portraiture, portrait miniatures were meant to be held close, to be contemplated in private.

In this episode of Masterworks: Expert Voices, open a window onto a long-departed world and discover more about this incredibly intimate and skilled art form.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I (6 December | London) is the first in a series of three single-owner sales devoted to Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher’s celebrated collection – considered among the greatest collection of portrait miniatures ever assembled.

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