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Memorial Child Portrait Germany Circa 1750

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Memorial Child Portrait Germany Circa 1750

$3,950.00

Memorial portrait painted in Germany during the middle of the 18th century. We originally thought this was a portrait of a dwarf. An art historian explained that often children were painted to closely resemble their father so there would be no lingering question about parentage. Obviously this child was part of a wealthy family. In any case this is an unusual and interesting portrait that manages to reflect well the times that he lived in.

35" High x 30" Wide 1" Deep