This delightful original miniature painting is the perfect combination of both card and gift. Stylish and elegant and completely unique, this boxed card has been lovingly created and is ideal for any special occasion worth celebrating.
A miniature portrait by Kay Burton , after Isaac Oliver painted c.1616
Size approx. 45mm x 50mm (1 3/4" x 2") mounted in an ornate frame with gold finish.
Card size approx, 6" x 6" (15cm square) and presented in a card box for protection and carriage.
Our Art Gallery Collection represents a little world in miniature. You will own a one off original miniature painting which has taken hours to create. It can be kept as a keepsake gift and memento for years to come. Or for those who enjoy the doll's house miniature world of collecting, the painting could be hung in a dolls house setting as a dolls house miniature painting.
A little about the painting itself:
John Donne was an English poet, notable for his realistic and sensual style and including sonnets, love poetry and religious poems. Isaac Oliver was born in Rouen, but moved to London in 1568. He then studied miniature painting under Nicholas Hilliard; and developed a naturalistic style, which was largely influenced by Italian and Flemish art. After the death of Elizabeth I, he became a painter of James I's court, painting numerous portraits of the queen Anne of Denmark and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales. Some of his work is housed at Windsor Castle.