American Portrait Miniature of a Woman,
Signed by Christopher Greiner,
Philadelphia or Reading, Pennsylvania,
The portrait miniature of a woman is encased within a hinged pressed metal carrying case. She wears a black dress with a white lace shawl and a long gold necklace hangs from her neck agianst a typical dark green background.
Marks: Signer to the lower right by arm Greiner.
Dimensions: 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/8 inches
Provenance: Susan Burrows Swan Collection;
Gary Young Antiques
Christopher M. Greiner worked in Philadelphia and Reading, Pennsylvania, between 1837 and 1864 & exhibited at the Artists' Fund Society in 1844.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has one miniature by Greiner.
He emigrated from Europe, probably from Germany.
- Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Travel Name: Christopher Martin Greiner Arrival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia,
- 1789-1880 Naturalization Records & Immigration; Travel Name: Christopher Martin Greiner
- Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) Stor
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