"Art Archive" is probably the most interesting part of our site. Here are collected miniature portraits, which were published in the late 19th - early 20th century (before 1945). Two World Wars, revolutions and other upheavals mixed the already-established private and museum collections in the most incredible way. Miniature as one of the most fragile artistic genres was exposed to various kinds of movements to the greatest extent, which largely explains the "disappearance" of items from artistic horizon. Thus, many of the early XX century editions are the only source of some miniatures.
In this section of the site you can find a miniature reproduction, an attribution of the date of publication, a reference to the publication. The whereabouts of many items currently unknown, so if someone from our visitors have the information about it and kindly share it with us, we will be happy to put this information on the site.