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Portrait Miniatures: From the beginning until today on vellum, ivory, porcelain, card and papier mâché.

The art of Limning, that is painting miniatures, came from the workshops of illuminators of the Ghent-Bruges School, and, as with all technical “mysteries”, was kept a carefully guarded secret. Despite this early secrecy, by the 18th century, miniature painting was widespread. The term “miniature” comes from the word “miniature”, which was the Italian for Limning.There was also a tradition in India of miniature painting which can be traced from the 9th century in the Buddhist Pala pe...

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