The Royal Collection houses one of the largest groups of portrait miniatures in existence. Victorian Miniatures: In the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, a two volume set, features more than one thousand pieces of this collection from leading miniaturists of the time—all newly photographed for this catalog.
The author, Vanessa Remington, is Assistant Curator of Paintings in the Royal Collection and a specialist in portrait miniatures. The publication includes descriptions and genealogical tables which cast light on the central role miniatures occupied in sustaining Victoria’s contact with her extended family throughout Europe, particularly in the etiquette surrounding bereavement. The first detailed treatment of Victorian-age portrait miniatures, this catalog traces the last great flourish of the art form.