Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American: Artist Unknown



Portrait miniature of an unknown, early American lady wearing a lace bonnet with a blue ribbon

Early American Lady Wearing a
Lace Bonnet with a Blue Ribbon

circa 1770
artist unknown*

1 x 1 3/16 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass** in a gold brooch

Formerly a holding of the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Michael A. Abrams of Baltimore, Maryland

*It has been suggested that this miniature might be by John Singleton Copley.

**The glass lens has experienced an unfortunate scratch, visible from the subject's forehead to the top of her bonnet, causing shadowing on the image below.








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