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In Miniature

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Margaret More (1505–1544), Wife of William Roper, 1535–36 Vellum Laid on Playing Card Diameter 1 3/4 In. (45 Mm) © Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In Miniature

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
August 29th, 2014 - December 31st, 2014
Opening: August 29th, 2014 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION

This exhibition will comprise two groups of portrait miniatures: British, from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and French, from the revolutionary period to the Empire. Also included are several eighteenth-century French gold boxes decorated with narratives or scenes in grisaille. All are from the Museum's permanent collection and, because of their sensitivity to light, are infrequently exhibited. Six larger paintings will be exhibited in order to consider what they may share with the miniatures and to show how they differ.