"Lieutenant Lee" by Nathaniel Rogers (1830-1839) at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore - From the curators' comments: "While recovering from a leg wound received during his apprenticeship with a ship builder, Rogers, a Long Islander, took up miniature painting and became one of the most successful artists in that field in New York through the 1830s. The identity of the subject has not been fully determined."
Miniature self-portrait of John Smart
Miniature Self-portrait, by John Smart, c 1797. Watercolour on ivory. Victoria and Albert Museum.
La Duchesse d'Abrantès et le Général Junot by Marguerite Gérard c.1800
A miniature portrait of Robert Parry Nisbet JP DL (1793-31 May 1882)
Villers, Portrait of a Young Officer in the Uniform of Cheval Chasseur, 1780-1785, Bergamo, Villa Nuova Fine Arts
19th century miniature of Louis XVII, son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Portrait with Braid. These were commissioned by families and friends to commemorate births, weddings, engagements, deaths, and for those going off to war. "Portraiture was the most popular and sought-after form of painting in Britain from the late 16th century until the mid 19th century because British patrons prized, above all, lifelike portraits of themselves, their family, and their friends," says Mark Evans, senior curator of paintings at London's Victoria & Albert Museum