Starr Collection of Portrait Miniatures Catalogue

Learn more about the remarkable collection of portrait miniatures at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. View the entire collection online, delve into recent scholarly insights, or read about the history of collecting miniatures by the Starr Family in Kansas City.  Divided into four volumes, the Starr Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures is the perfect place to explore and learn more whether you are seeking a quick overview or deep dive. 

  • Volume 1: Introductory essays; Continental and American; eye miniatures; decorative miniatures
  • Volume 2: British part 1: Tudor (1485–1603), Stuart (1603–1714), and Georgian (1714–1837; artists’ last names A-E)
  • Volume 3: British part 2: Georgian (1714–1837; artists’ last names F-Z)
  • Volume 4: John Smart and John Smart Jr., all artists’ biographies, and glossary terms
  • Supplement: Starr Miniatures in Other Collections