Limners

Refers to painters; usage is generally limited to painters of miniatures or of portraits. Usage is slightly different depending upon the period of art cited. For art of the European Middle Ages, the term refers to manuscript illuminators, who were creating miniature paintings and other decoration. For art from the 16th to the 19th century, the term typically refers to painters of miniatures, particularly miniature portraits.

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retratista de miniaturas Spanish

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Refers to painters; usage is generally limited to painters of miniatures or of portraits. Usage is slightly different depending upon the period of art cited. For art of the European Middle Ages, the term refers to manuscript illuminators, who were creating miniature paintings and other decoration. For art from the 16th to the 19th century, the term typically refers to painters of miniatures, particularly miniature portraits. In Colonial and 19th-century America, it generally refers to itinerant painters who were trained craftsmen and naive portrait painters, producing both miniatures and full-size portraits.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300025135. The J. Paul Getty Trust.