Ivory portrait miniatures and ivory laws in the UK

By Georgina Tall Figure 1: A Young Girl Wearing White Dress by George Engleheart. Philip Mould & Co., George Engleheart, anon. <https://philipmould.com/browse-artists/george-engleheart&gt; Ivory portrait miniatures are what they say they are – miniature portraits painted on ivory. Ivory has been used as an artistic medium for centuries[1]. Portrait miniatures first appeared in the early 16th …

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