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Subject: Portrait miniature

Portrait miniature

From: Alan Derbyshire <aland>
Date: Friday, March 28, 2003
Steven Prins <sprins1102 [at] aol__com> writes

>I have received a pair of portrait miniatures on what appears to be
>ivory by John Henry Brown from 1861.  One has been without a glass
>for seven years and has sustained some serious damage.  The other
>has been protected, but shows signs of deterioration for some
>inherent vise in the artist's method's or materials.  I was hoping
>to refer the owner to a specialist in such works. Any
>recommendations would be appreciated.

I specialise in the conservation of portrait miniatures. I am based
in London. I am not sure where you are based but I could probably
put you in touch with other people if that would be more convenient.

Alan Derbyshire
Senior Conservator, Works of Art on Paper and Portrait Miniatures
Victoria and Albert Museum

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Received on Friday, 28 March, 2003

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