Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American Artist: John Wentworth Sturgeon



Portrait miniature by John Wentworth Sturgeon of a Jacksonian era lady, depicted in a mountainous landscape at dusk

Jacksonian Era Lady, Depicted in a
Mountainous Landscape at Dusk

circa 1835
attributed to John Wentworth Sturgeon (ca. 1785-1838; a/k/a 'J. W. Sturgeon')

2 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a cast foliate border and bail

(Signature above is a copy of Sturgeon's original signature
as appeared on a letter dated April 17, 1824, that he wrote to
Maj. Frederick Goulburn, Colonial Secretary of New South Wales*)




* New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010: New South Wales Government. Memorials to the Governor, 1810-25. Series 899, Fiche 3001-3162. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Kingswood, New South Wales, Australia. Series: NRS 899; Reel or Fiche Numbers: Fiche 3001-3162.






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