The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection

Date/Time

Sep 21, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

 

On loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art, this unique exhibition features hand-painted portraits of individual eyes.  In this late-18th-century art form, fragile watercolors were meticulously dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory ensconced in jewelry forms.

Lavishly adorned with jewels, the portraits set into brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, most from England, are few in number. The collection the Skiers have assembled is considered the largest of its kind, with only some 1,000 suspected to exist worldwide.
 

Cost

Included with admission.

Location

View map Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (RT 52)
Winterthur, DE

Additional Information

County:

New Castle County

Neighborhood:

Greenville-Centreville

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