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In their time, it was known as a Cossack Republic, though boundaries moved and changed. The Ottoman Empire, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Austria-Hungary and Russia, all claimed and covered the Ukraine over time. This handsome couple, each identified (view images) and each dated 1777, survive beautifully on their own, but someone has put them into a newer wooden display frame with lush silk velvet mat. Their small oval brass frames, original convex cover glass. The larger rounded corner rectangular wooden frame and silk velvet mat are a much later, possibly c.
1900, modification, and matches the other portraits from the same estate. I can't link them as family, but it seems possible they were. Still, we'll offer them separately. Measurements are noted on the photos.Very good to excellent condition for age and type. I was able to take off the silk backing and access the 2 small portraits and the information written upon them. Done in 1777, they are Mr John Crawley, or Crowley, and his wife, E. English names, one wonders the business or lineage that took them to Ukraine.
One year before their portraits were painted in gouache on thin natural wafer, the USA was officially declared independent from England. At that time, England's Empire reach was quite massive. Perhaps your research will answer questions about the two handsome people herein. I removed her from her small oval frame but not him.
I just wanted to be certain the age was right, and the paintings were as I've described. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important.And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique ID'd, Dated 1777 Portrait Miniature PAIR, Man and Woman, Ukraine Estate" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.