Posted 9 years ago
I just love this painting! It's a shame that the ivory has cracked, but it's still lovely. It's amazing that he was able to get such detail in this. It was done by Alfred Edward Chalon, who was the watercolorist to Queen Victoria and did several paintings of her, I believe. I have searched a lot of his work and hope to one day find out who this is! The painting is 1 3/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches. The case is about 2 1/4 inches by 1 1/2. The glass on over it is quite thick and acts as sort of a magnifying glass. I've had it for about 40 years. I know it could be restored, but I don't know if it would be worth it or not. As small as it is, it isn't nearly as noticeable as it is in the photo. If anyone knows what the R.A.X. stands for, or has any other information, I'd love to know about it! Thanks for looking at my favorite piece of art.