This beautiful publication explores the secret and intimate world of the miniature painted portrait. The art of painting in miniature has a long history dating back to Tudor times. The medium attracted many skilled and famous artists, whose works have been treasured by successive generations. The works included are from the collection of Daphne Foskett (1911-1998). They are exquisite works of great skill and delicate paintings by the leading exponents of the art working in Britain during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Daphne Foskett is a universally ackwledged authority on the subject of miniatures.