A miniature painting on ivory, it dates mid 19th century, France. The painting depicts a delightful narrative of a young lady in a blue and pink gown enjoying a time of leisure with a good book. The painting is a soft combination of muted tones of pink, peach, orange, red, brown and blue on ivory. The brush work is rather fine and detailed to the liveness of everyday people at the time. The painting lies under glass, with an ivory frame with decorative linework .
Measures: 3 1/4 inches x 4 1/2 inches
Measures: 6 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches