Portrait miniature before conservation, untitled, by Peter Paul Lens

Portrait miniature before conservation, untitled, by Peter Paul Lens

Portrait miniature before conservation
Untitled
Peter Paul Lens
Mid 18th century
Watercolour on ivory
Museum no. P. 8-1934

Miniatures from mid - late eighteenth century are often painted on very thin sheets of ivory (the thickness is often less than 0.2 mm) and they are prone to warping and cracking.