Micailo - portrait of a baby

The origin of this miniature portrait is uncertain.

It appears to be signed "Micailo" which may be Italian, but the frame does not appear to be Italian.

Micailo appears to be a form of Michael or Michaela, and may even be the name of the sitter.

The frame is too tight to be able to open it without risk of damage to the glass or painting.

It may even be British, but has been included here as the style has some similarities with American miniatures of babies.

No record has been found of an artist with the same or a similar name.

The sitter is unknown. 1299

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