Treasures to Hold: Irish and English Miniatures 1650–1850
The exceptional collection of miniatures held by the National Gallery of Ireland is for the first time made widely known with this publication. With an essay on the history and technique of miniature painting in Ireland, where it flourished particularly well, the book contains an astonishing variety of miniatures in watercolour as well as enamel, made for all sorts of purposes – lovers’ keepsakes, memorials of great men, portraits of great actresses (like Hone’s fine miniature of Sarah Siddons).
By Paul Caffrey
Treasures to Hold: Irish and English Miniatures 1650–1850 from the National Gallery of Ireland Collection
290 x 198 mm, paperback
208 pages, 200 colour, 450 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 903162 75 3