An incredible antique 19th century French sentimental hair art mourning memento portrait. Sentimental miniatures, like sentimental jewelry, reached a height of popularity in the late Georgian era / Napoleonic era. Entirely crafted from hair, the superb artistry is evident in the careful placement of finely arranged hair. The scene depicts the canopy of a three-dimensional weeping willow tree, with a cascade of individually constructed leaves crafted from brunette hair, 'weeping' above a tomb on which is written in French, "To the spirit of my mother". A lady sits in mourning at the base of the tomb. A lovely piece, the imagery is of superb sentimental quality devoted to a cherished loved one. Housed protectively under glass within a wooden frame with brass trim. The reverse with a notation, somewhat obscured but appears to read Fait à cheveux par ma grand-mère Mme Laroüe nèe Brun / Made with hair by my grandmother Mrs Laroüe, born Brun. In overall good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age. Frame measures 7" square.