So many charming 19th c. portrait paintings of lovely ladies to admire, this young woman in rose and cream very finely painted on tin, though she looks as if she might might have as easily landed on the lid of a snuff box. Wonderful details, wonderful face, clearly posed and poised to delight. In what I believe is likely the frame where she has always lived, to which the tin is tacked in the corners by tiny tails, then backed by board. I believe 1840s or so, continental European.
Framed, in what I believe would be described as a brass repousse frame, backed with piece of board: 7 3/4" x 6 11/16". Painting itself: 4" x 3 5/16. Very good condition, with fine craquelure to the portrait; a little roughness and very minor paint loss to the dark ground. The board backing the painting in the frame is taped in the corners as it is only well attached by wire at one corner.