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Miniatures

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Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki has a rare collection of 400 miniatures.

Most miniatures are portraits; they are an intimate item, perhaps of a loved one which can be held and easily transported.

Usually painted on ivory or paper mache; they were popular from the 17th to the 19th century when photographs replaced small painted images.

The Sinebrychoff collection is displayed in narrow cabinets and no need to bring your spectacles because there are handy magnifying glasses for viewing.

JWT

Author: jenniferteh1

I am Jennifer Walker Teh, a garden lover, gentle traveller and occasional writer. I'm also a retired hospital pharmacist, and the Latin term Quantum Vis sometimes appears on prescriptions. It means to take or apply 'as much as you like' and so is an appropriate name for my website. Please drop in as much as you like. Jennifer

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