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Pendant with Intaglio Portrait of Anna of Austria in Enameled Frame

A work made of intaglio: rock crystal
frame: enamel, glass, gold, and pearl.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of intaglio: rock crystal
frame: enamel, glass, gold, and pearl.

Date:

19th century (?)

Artist:

French (?)

About this artwork

This portrait had been thought to date about 1570, when Anna Maria of Austria married King Phillip II of Spain. It is likely, however, this refined intaglio image was carved after a contemporary painting but in the nineteenth century. The frame executed in a delicate process known as émail en résille sur verre emulated a seventeenth-century technique but was certainly done in the nineteenth century.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Pendant with Intaglio Portrait of Anna of Austria in Enameled Frame

Origin

France

Date

1800–1899

Medium

Intaglio: rock crystal Frame: enamel, glass, gold, and pearl

Inscriptions

Inscribed: "D'ANNA MARLE D'AVSTRICE R: D'SPAGE"

Dimensions

9.3 × 6.3 cm (3 7/8 × 1 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf

Reference Number

1991.381

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