Brenner, Elias - portrait of a man in a wig

This unsigned miniature portrait is set into a bracelet fitting with ornate engraving on the reverse.

However, a kind visitor to the website has identified it as by a Swedish artist.

Judging by the style of the wig, it would seem to date from around 1715.

A likely artist seems to be the early Swedish miniature painter Elias Brenner (1647-1717).

There are quite a number of items by him in the Stockholm Museum which are of similar size and pose.

The sitter is unknown, although he does look a little like a Brenner miniature of Johan Vilhelm, Elector Palatine of Neuberg. 327

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