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Signed: A. (or) H. Becker
Size: Length ~ 2 & 5/8 inches, Width ~ 2 inchesQuantity: 1
This miniature is in extremely nice condition. Examining the painting with a jewelers
loupe we see only a few very tiny scratches in the lavender background and very light
wear to lower edges of gilt, near the mounting. Clasp, pendant bail, and both hinges
appear in fine original condition and work properly.
As this vagabond or gypsy boy was apparently a somewhat popular 19th century subject,
a few similar portrait miniatures can be located on the web, including several KPM
and Dresden examples. Please do a search and we believe you will determine as we
did, that this particular example was painted by an exceptionally talented artist.
An additional artist search revealed a few listed Becker’s from the appropriate
time period, however we were unable to conclusively identify a particular individual.
Possibly someone more knowledgeable will be more successful.
Regardless, this antique miniature is in extremely nice condition and is certainly
exceptionally well painted.
Very Fine Victorian Hand Painted Miniature Painting Portrait Gypsy Vagabond Naples
Boy ~ Signed BECKER, KPM ?