I can’t believe that we’re already at the last week of the exhibition Intimate Images of Love and Loss: Portrait Miniatures. Once the show closes this Sunday, October 31, these incredible, tiny masterpieces go back into Museum storage.
In a world before photography, portrait miniatures were the wallet photographs or their day. Made to be held, worn, and hung on the wall of the home as a type of “family album,” the small-scale portraits afford us an extremely personal glimpse into the past. Here are a few of my favorites: