A Lady, by J. Salvio, signed and dated 1713.

Head and shoulders, wearing a veil, the delineation of the features formed by minutely written texts from the Scriptures and Prayers, pen and ink and grey wash, rectangular, 6.5cm, lacquered wood frame.

This type of virtuoso draughtsmanship was one of the more eccentric directions taken by early 18th Century miniaturists.

REFERENCE: MIN0099

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