Anonymous British Artist, Eye Miniature

Anonymous British Artist, Eye Miniature

Anonymous British Artist
Eye miniature
About 1790-1810
Watercolour on ivory
Museum no. P.56-1977
Given in memory of the Hon. Donough O'Brien by his wife the Hon. Rose O'Brien

'Eye miniatures', where one eye of the sitter was painted, were all the rage from 1790 to 1810. Most were tiny and set as brooches. This one has tears made out of little diamonds.