The small but formidable collection of portrait miniatures left to the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the estate of Muriel Butkin came as a wonderful surprise.
François Dumont (French, 1751-1831)
watercolor on ivory in a later ormolu/gilt metal frame, Diameter: w. 7.40 cm (2 7/8 inches); Diameter of frame: w. 9.30 cm (3 5/8 inches). Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.294
Main Gallery Rotation (Gallery 202): April 6, 2009 - October 26, 2009.
The Cleveland Museum of Art (11/10/2013 - 2/16/2014); "Disembodied: Portrait Minatures and their Contemporary Relatives"