Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Portrait Miniatures: Nineteenth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
Click photos for larger views and additional information

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of a Federalist Era mother and child, attributed to Reuben Moulthrop

Federalist Era Mother and Child

American
circa 1800
attributed to Reuben Moulthrop
(1763-1814)

1 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Ebenezer Mack depicting a Federalist Era gentleman wearing a navy blue coat

Federalist Era Gentleman
Wearing a Navy Blue Coat

American
circa 1800
by Ebenezer Mack (1755-1826)

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; currently unframed

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Roberts of a New England ship's captain

New England Ship's Captain, Wearing a
Navy Blue, Double Breasted Coat with Silver Buttons
(as Was Typical of Ship's Captains of the Period)

American
circa 1800-1803
John Roberts (ca. 1768-1803)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style
gilt metal case with verre églomisé and plaited hair to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Roberts of a New England ship's captain

New England Ship's Captain with the Initials "S S"
Wearing a Navy Blue, Double Breasted Coat with Silver Buttons
(as Was Typical of Ship's Captains of the Period)

American
circa 1800-1803
John Roberts (ca. 1768-1803)

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style
gilt metal case with ornamental, bright cut engraving to the
obverse and the initials "S S" engraved to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of Thomas Harris (1741-1815) by James Peale

Thomas Harris (1741-1815)
of Charles County, Maryland

American
by James Peale (1749-1831)

(signed obverse, lower right, "IP" and dated 1802)

2 1/8 x 2 9/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case
with cobalt blue glass, hairwork and a monogram with the initials "T. H." to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature attributed to Jeremiah Paul of an early Amerian gentleman depicted with a sky bakground

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1805
attributed to Jeremiah Paul (1775-1820)

2 x 2 3/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature attributed to Edward Greene Malbone of a young lady depicted with a rainbow and cherubs in the background

Young, Early Nineteenth Century American Lady,
Depicted with a Rainbow and Three Cherubs in the Background
(One of the Cherubs Holds a Cupid's Bow and Arrow,
and Another Holds a Laurel of Rose Blossoms)

American
circa 1805
attributed to Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight; half side of frame measures 3 3/16 x 3 5/8 inches)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a later (circa 1840)
traveling case (only partially shown) with a mat of embossed sheet brass

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Philippe R. Vallée (often confused with Jean François Vallée) depicting an early nineteenth centur American lady

Early Nineteenth Century American Lady

American
circa 1805
by Philippe R. Vallée
(fl. 1803-1812)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Vallée pxt")

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilded copper surround
that is set within a gutta-percha frame with a floral pattern in relief

 

 

 

 

Miniature portrait by Robert Field of Moses Savery

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman
Identified as Moses Savery

American
dated 1808
by Robert Field (1769-1819)

(initialed obverse, viewer left, "RF / 1808")

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal
case with the initials "M. S." engraved to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Brewster, Jr. depicting an unknown early American gentleman

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1810
by John Brewster, Jr. (1766-1854)

2 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a hinged, red leather
case (only partially shown) with a green velvet surround and green silk lining

 

 

 

 

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1810
by Archibald Robertson (1765-1835)

2 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-stye gilt metal case
with a glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

 

 

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1810
by William Massey Stroud Doyle
(1769-1828)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Doyle")

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt copper case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Philippe R. Vallée (often confused with Jean François Vallée) depicting an early nineteenth centur American gentleman

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1810
by Philippe R. Vallée
(fl. 1803-1812)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Vallée pxt")

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a pendant-style gilt metal
case with a green velvet bow tied to its bale

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Benjamin Trott of an early American lady depicted with a sky background

Early Nineteenth Century American Lady
Depicted with a Sky Background at Dusk

American
circa 1810
by Benjamin Trott (ca. 1770-1843)

2 1/2 x 3 inches (sight; full frame measures 5 x 5 9/16 inches)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal surround that is set within an ebonized paper mâché frame

 

 

 

 

Early Nineteenth Century American Couple
of New Haven, Connecticut

American
dated 1811 (inscribed in graphite to reverse)
by Anson Dickinson
(1779-1852)

each 2 1/2 x 3 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a hinged, leather traveling case (the two sides of which have become separated due to wear) with velvet surrounds; photographed without the glass lenses in place so as to allow a clearer view of the portraits

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Benjamin Trott of an unknown early American gentleman depicted with a sky background

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1815
by Benjamin Trott
(ca. 1770-1843)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt
metal case with plaited hair in a compartment to the reverse


Formerly a holding of the John and Ann Windle Antique Collection (Madison, Indiana)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature attributed to Cornelius Schroeder of an early nineteenth century American gentleman depicted with a sky background

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1815
attributed to Cornelius Schroeder (active 1806-1826)

2 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a
glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Anson Dickinson of an early nineteenth century American lady

Early Nineteenth Century American Lady

American
circa 1815-1820
by Anson Dickinson
(1779-1852)

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal case with a cast foliate border
and bale, and a glazed compartment to the reverse containing a lock of hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of James Gay of Portland, Maine

James Gay (ca. 1773-1820), Merchant,
of Portland, Maine*

American
circa 1815-1820
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

*This miniature, identified by descendants as being James Gay,
was acquired together with a portrait miniature of Gay's wife,
Mary McLean Gay (1771-1849)
.

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Williams of an early nineteenth century American gentleman depicted with a sky background

Early Nineteenth Century
American Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1815-1820
by Henry Williams (1787-1830)
(signed obverse, lower right, "Williams")

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1820
by William Dunlap
(1766-1839)

2 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Eliab Metcalf of an early nineteenth cetury gentleman with dark brown hair and eyes

Early Nineteenth Century Gentleman
with Dark Brown Hair and Eyes

American
circa 1820
by Eliab Metcalf (1785-1834)

1 15/16 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Benjamin Trott of an early American gentleman

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1820
by Benjamin Trott (ca. 1770-1843)

2 3/16 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Early American Gentleman
Seated in a Bamboo Chair
and Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1820
by Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844)

2 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a cast foliate border
and bail, and a glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

 

 

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1820

by Elkanah Tisdale
(1768-1835)

2 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a case of brown leather over wood
(only partially shown) with a gilded ormolu mat

 

 

 

 

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

American
circa 1820
by Daniel Dickinson
(1795-1877)

1 16/16 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Williams of an early American lady depicted with a sky background

Early Nineteenth Century American Lady
Depicted with a Sky Background

American
dated 1821
by Henry Williams
(1787-1830)
(signed obverse, lower left, "Williams / 1821")

2 2/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in an embossed black
leather case (only partially shown) with a mat of embossed sheet brass

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Williams of an elderly Jacksonian Era gentleman depicted with a sky background and wearing his hair "en queue"

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background and
Wearing His Hair 'en Queue'

American
dated 1824
by Henry Williams
(1787-1830)
(signed obverse, lower right, "H. Williams / 1824")

1 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Sarah Goodridge of a Jacksonian era lady

Jacksonian Era Lady

American
circa 1825
by Sarah Goodridge (1788-1853)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case
with a glazed compartment to the reverse containing a lock of hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature of a Jacksonian Era American girl with Strawberry Blond Hair -- Artist Unknown

Jacksonian Era Girl
with Strawberry Blond Hair

American
circa 1825
Artist unknown

2 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Abraham Parsell of a Jacksonian Era gengleman wearing a navy blue coat over a peach-colored waistcoat

Jacksonian Era Gentleman Wearing
a Navy Blue Coat over a Peach-Colored Waistcoat

American
circa 1825
by Abraham Parsell (1791-1856)

1 3/4 x 2 1/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal case with
a cast foliate border and bail, and a glazed compartment
to the reverse containing a lock of hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Nathaniel Rogers of a Jacksonian Era gentleman with long sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with Long Sideburns

American
circa 1825
by Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844)

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Nathaniel Rogers of a Jacksonian era gentleman identified by the monogrammed initials JH

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with the Initials "J H"

American
circa 1825
by Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844)

1 15/16 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with
a cast foliate border and bail, and a glazed compartment to the
reverse containing plaited hair and a gold cipher with the initials "J H"

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Anna Claypoole Peale of a young Jacksonian Era lady wearing a black dress with a large, organza collar

Young, Jacksonian Era Lady, Wearing a
Black Dress with a Large, Organza Collar

American
circa 1825
by Anna Claypoole Peale
(1791-1878)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Anna Claypoole Peale of a Jacksonian era gentleman with blond hair and blue eyes

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with Blond Hair and Blue Eyes

American
circa 1825
by Anna Claypoole Peale
(1791-1878)

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt copper case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Williams of a Jacksonian Era gentleman depicted with a sky bagkroundn at dusk

Jacksonian Era Gentleman Depicted
with a Sky Background
at Dusk

American
circa 1825
by Henry Williams
(1787-1830)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "H. Williams, NS")

2 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Anson Dickinson of a Jacksonian Era American gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1825
by Anson Dickinson
(1779-1852)

2 1/2 x 3 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Lady Depicted with
an Ocher-Colored Background

American
circa 1825
by Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844)

2 1/4 x 3 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
later (circa 1890) pendant-style case made of brass

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1825
by Sarah Goodridge (1788-1853)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal
case with a cast foliate and grape cluster border and bail,
and a glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman, Seated
in a Chair and Holding a Book

American
circa 1830
by Abraham Parsell (1791-1856)

2 3/16 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Abraham Parsell of a young, Jacksonian Era girl holding toy bells and a sprig of flowers

Young, Jacksonian Era Girl, Holding
Toy Bells and a Sprig of Flowers

American
circa 1830-1835
by Abraham Parsell (1791-1856)

1 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
walnut-stained wooden frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Richard Verbryck of an unknown Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1830

by Richard Verbryck
(1783-1866)

2 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Richard Verbryck of an unknown Jacksonian era lady

Young, Jacksonian Era Lady Wearing a
Large Bow and a Black Enamel Brooch

American
circa 1830

by Richard Verbryck
(1783-1866)

1 7/16 x 1 15/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a case of embossed black
leather over wood (only partially shown) with a mat of embossed sheet brass

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of a Jacksonian Era American girl wearing gold jewelry and a tortoiseshell hair comb

Jacksonian Era Girl Wearing Gold
Jewelry and a Tortoiseshell Hair Comb

American
circa 1830
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of J. C. Whittemore of Boston

J. C. Whittemore, of Boston

American
circa 1830
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)

1 3/4 x 2 1/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
copper case with a cast foliate border and bail
and a glazed
compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

Engraved on the reverse side of the case are the initials "J. C. W".

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of a Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Stick Pin with Rubies

American
circa 1830
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a later
(ca. 1900) gilt metal case with a beaded border

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of a Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Black Neck Stock

American
circa 1830-1835
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman Depicted in a
Neoclassical Setting Beside a Column and Red Drapery
and with Mountains Visible in the Distance

American
circa 1830
Artist unknown

2 x 2 5/16 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Elizabeth Goodridge of a Jacksonian era boy depicted amongst heavenly clouds

Mourning Portrait of a Jacksonian Era Boy
Depicted Amongst Heavenly Clouds

American
circa 1830
by Elizabeth ("Eliza") Goodridge (1798-1882)

2 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Elizabeth Goodridge of a Jacksonian era gentleman with folded arms

Jacksonian Era Gentleman with Folded
Arms (His Left Hand Partially Visible)

American
circa 1830
by Elizabeth ("Eliza") Goodridge (1798-1882)

2 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Young, Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Black Onyx Cameo Cravat Pin
and a Floral Print Waistcoat

American
circa 1830
Artist unknown

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
metal case with a cast foliate border and bail and a glazed
compartment to the reverse containing braided hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Wood Dodge of a Jacksonian era gentleman with blond hair and sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Identified as James Laird*

American
circa 1830-1835
by John Wood Dodge
(1807-1893)

2 1/2 x 3 inches (sight)

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

*Cataloged in the Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive, where the subject is identified as James Laird

 

 

 

 

Miniature portrait by James Passmore Smith of a Jacksonian Era gentleman with dark, wavy hair and sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman with Dark,
Wavy Hair and Sideburns

American
circa 1830-1835
by James Passmore Smith
(1803-1888)

1 9/16 x 1 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal case with a cast foliate border and bail

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by George Harvey depicting a Jacksonian Era New England gentleman with Wavy Brown Hair and Sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman with
Wavy Brown Hair and Sideburns

American
circa 1830-1835
attributed to George Harvey (1800-1878)

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a case of embossed
leather over wood (cover detached) with a gilded ormolu mat

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of a Jacksonian child, depicted amongst clouds (likely a post mortem portrait) -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Child,
Depicted Amongst Clouds

American
circa 1830-1835
Artist unknown

1 5/8 x 2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilded copper case
with a cast foliate border and bail

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of Edward Johnson, Jr., of Boston

Edward Johnson, Jr., of Boston

American
dated 1831
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)
(inscription to reverse reads, "Edward Johnson Junr /
Painted by W. Lewis / Boston. Sep. 16, 1831")

1 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Colton Shumway of Sarah Mullett Hall

Sarah Mullett Hall (1780-1852;
Mrs. Charles Henry Hall)

American
circa 1832
by Henry Colton Shumway (1807-1884)
*

2 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal case with cast foliate edging

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Anna Claypoole Peale of Lucy Ann Bainbridge (1814-1884), daughter of Commodore William Bainbridge (1774-1833)

Lucy Ann Bainbridge (1814-1884; Daughter of
U.S. Naval Hero, Commodore William Bainbridge),
Depicted Teary-Eyed

American
circa 1833
by Anna Claypoole Peale
(1791-1878)

2 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Lady
Wearing Coral Jewelry

American
dated 1834*
by John Wood Dodge
(1807-1893)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

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

*case is engraved to the reverse: "Oct. 29, 1834"

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of a Jacksonian era gentleman wearing a brown coat

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Brown Coat

American
circa 1834
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, 'W. Lewis, pinxt / 183?")

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; unframed

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman, Depicted
with a Dramatic Sky Background

American
circa 1835
by Abraham Parsell (1791-1856)

1 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with
a cast foliate border and bail, and a glazed compartment
to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Lady, Presumed to Be
Mrs. Henry McKee of Raleigh, North Carolina

American
dated 1835
by Alfred S. Waugh (ca. 1810-1856)
(signed 'Waugh / 1835', obverse right; additionally inscribed on the metal surface inside the case:
'Henry McKee / Painted by Alfred S. Waugh / Nov 1834 Raleigh')

2 3/16 x 2 11/16 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Infant

American
circa 1835
by Thomas Barratt
(1811-1854)

1 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait iniature by Hugh Bridport of an unknown Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1835
by Hugh Bridport
(1794-1870)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Bridport")

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait iniature by Theodore V. Peticolas of a Jacksonian era gentleman with dark hair

Jacksonian Era Gentleman with Dark Hair

American
circa 1835
by Theodore V. Peticolas
(1800-1865)

2 1/8 x 2 9/16 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Washington Blanchard depicting a bearded Jacksonian Era American gentleman seated in a chair.

Bearded Jacksonian Era Gentleman,
Seated in a Chair

American
circa 1835-1840
by Washington Blanchard (1808-1855)

2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
Smith's half-case wallet frame with an ormolu mat

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Lewis of a Jacksonian era gentleman, identified by the initials "G. A. H.", wearing a yellow, double breasted, shawl collar vest

Jacksonian Era Gentleman, Identified by
the Initials 'G. A. H.",
Wearing a Yellow,
Double Breasted, Shawl Collar Vest

American
dated 1836
by William Lewis
(fl. 1806-1837)

1 7/8 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of a an unknown Jacksonian era lady wearing a lace cap -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Lady Wearing a Lace Cap

American
circa 1837
Artist unknown

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by James H. Gillespie of a Jacksonian era gentleman depicted in profile view

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Depicted in Profile View

American
circa 1837
by James Henry Gillespie (1793-circa 1849)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor and ink with gum arabic highlights on Bristol board;
housed under glass in a gilt metal case with a cast foliate border and bail

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Christopher Martin Greiner, of a Jacksonian Era gentleman identified as Mr. Harrington

Jacksonian Era Gentleman,
Identified as "Mr. Harrington"

German-American
circa 1837-1840
by Christopher Martin Greiner (1809-1885)

1 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of a Jacksonian Era American lady (artist unknown) with a rare, dry-pressed four-leaf clover to the reverse

Jacksonian Era Lady with a Dry-Pressed
Four-Leaf Clover to the Reverse

American
dated April 1838
Artist unknown

1 5/8 x 2 1/16 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by M. E. Mynerts of Solomon Fowler Mills (1817-1876) of Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Solomon Fowler Mills (1817-1876)
of Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana

American
circa 1838-1840
by M. E. Mynerts

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor and gouache on ivory; housed in a
gilt metal case with a cast foliate border

 

 

 

 

Elderly Jacksonian Era Lady
with Blue Eyes

American
circa 1839*
attributed to Daniel G. Lamont (active 1837-1850)

1 7/8 x 2 5/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a
glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair


*Inside the miniature's case, used as padding behind the ivory substrate,
is a folded fragment of a Philadelphia newspaper, dating to 1839

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by M. E. Mynerts of a Jacksonian era lady of New Orleans.

Jacksonian Era Lady of New Orleans

American
circa 1840
by M. E. Mynerts

1 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches (sight)

watercolor and gouache on ivory; housed in a
gilt metal case with a cast foliate border and bail

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of an unknown Jacksonian era gentleman -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a case of embossed leather
over wood (only partially shown) with a gilded ormolu mat

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Moses B. Russell of a Jacksonian era gentleman with wavy hair and long sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with Wavy Hair and Long Sideburns

American
circa 1840
by Moses B. Russell (1809-1884)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "M. B. Russell pinxt"

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of an unknown Jacksonian era lady -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Lady Wearing a Brown
Velvet Dress with a Wide Sash and Buckle

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Thomas Campbell of a Jacksonian Era baby with brown eyes

Jacksonian Era Baby with Brown Eyes

American
circa 1840
by Thomas Campbell

1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in an octagonally-shaped
gilt metal case with an embossed foliate design and engine turned pattern
to the reverse. Also to the reverse is a glazed compartment containing locks of hair.

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Seated in a Red Chair

American
circa 1840
attributed to Augustus Fuller
(1812-1873)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of an unknown Jacksonian era gentleman wearing a colorful cravat -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Colorful Cravat

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilded copper
case with a cast foliate border and bail, and a
compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of an unknown Jacksonian era gentleman wearing a colorful cravat and waistcoat -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Gentleman Wearing a
Colorful Cravat and Waistcoat

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature attributed to William H. Miller of a Jacksonian era gentleman with long sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with Long Sideburns

American
circa 1840
attributed to William H. Miller (active 1836-1860)

2 x 2 1/2 inches

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

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman Depicted
at the Corner of an Unknown Structure

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown (but thought to perhaps be Eliot Gregory,
who was active in southeastern Pennsylvania in the early 1840s)

1 7/8 x 2 3/16 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Depicted in Three-Quarter View
and Seated in a Chair

American
circa 1840
by Henry Walton (1804-1865)

1 15/16 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
later (circa 1890-1900) gilt metal case

Formerly a holding of the Arthur and Sybil Kern Collection

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Walton of a Jacksonian era lady wearing a bonnet and spectacles

Jacksonian Era Lady
Depicted in Three-Quarter View
and Wearing a Bonnet and Spectacles

American
circa 1840
by Henry Walton (1804-1865)

1 15/16 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
gilt metal case with a cast foliate border

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Lady Holding a Baby

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown
*

2 1/16 x 2 9/16 inches (sight);
frame measures 3 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a wood
and brass frame that is fully lined with red velvet

 

 

 

 

Jacksonian Era Gentleman with Curly Hair

American
circa 1840
by Edward Samuel Dodge
(1816-1857;
younger brother of John Wood Dodge)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Christopher Martin Greiner, of a Jacksonian Era lady wearing a lace shawl and gold jewelry

Jacksonian Era Lady Wearing a Lace Shawl,
Gold Jewelry and a Pocket Watch

American
circa 1840
by Christopher Martin Greiner (1809-1885)

(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Greiner")

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal
locket case (lid and hinge of locket not shown)

Formerly a holding of the Susan Burrows Swan Collection
(Susan Burrows Swan, 1928-2010, former curator of the Winterhur Museum, Winterhur, Delaware)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Christopher Martin Greiner, of a Jacksonian era American gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

German-American
circa 1840
by Christopher Martin Greiner (1809-1885)

(signed obverse, right edge, "Greiner")

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature of a Jacksonian era American gentleman -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Henry Colton Shumway of a Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1840
attributed to Henry Colton Shumway (1807-1884)

2 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal case with a glazed
hair compartment and machine turned guilloché engraving to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) of a Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Depicted with a Blue Background

American
circa 1840
by Clarissa Peters Russell
(1809-1854; Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) of a Jacksonian era lady with long ringlets of brown hair

Jacksonian Era Lady with
Long Ringlets of Brown Hair

American
circa 1840
by Clarissa Peters Russell
(1809-1854; Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

2 x 2 3/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
metal case with a cast foliate border and bail and a glazed
compartment to the reverse containing a lock of brown hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) depicting a young Jacksonian era girl with blond hair and blue eyes

Young Jacksonian Era Girl
with Blond Hair and Blue Eyes

American
circa 1840
by Clarissa Peters Russell
(1809-1854; Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
metal case with a cast foliate border and bail and a
glazed compartment to the reverse containing braided hair

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) depicting Harriette Augusta Wetherell at the age of 6 months

Harriette Augusta Wetherell (1843-1921),
Painted at the Age of 6 Months

American
dated September 10, 1843
by Clarissa Peters Russell
(1809-1854; Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

1 3/16 x 1 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in an octagonally-shaped gold brooch with a beveled glass lens

 

 

 

 

Post mortem portrait miniature of Miss Frances Spencer (1822-1843) -- artist unknown

Post Mortem Portrait of Miss Frances Spencer (1822-1843),
Daughter of Edwin Spencer, Executive of the
Connecticut River Banking Co., Hartford, Connecticut

American
circa 1843
Artist unknown

2 3/8 x 3 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a later wooden
frame with a carved foliate design and a gilded ormolu mat

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Sarah Peters (later Grozelier) depicting Benjamin Sumner Procter at about the age of 25

Benjamin Sumner Procter (1819-1897),
Painted at about the Age of 25

American
circa 1844
by Sarah Peters (later Grozelier; 1821-1907)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight; half side of frame measures 3 3/16 x 3 5/8 inches)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a hinged wallet
frame (only partially shown) with a mat of embossed sheet brass

 

 

 

 

Mid Nineteenth Century American Lady
(Only Partially Identified as "Miss Hannah Mc-----"),
Painted in Nags Head, North Carolina

American
dated 1845
by Lewis Towson Voigt (1816-1881)

(signed obverse, lower right, "Voigt / Sep. 1845";
also signed on card inserted in the miniature's case)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in an
octagonally-shaped gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Carlin of a Jacksonian Era boy wearing a blue velvet Eton suit with silver buttons and a lace collar

Jacksonian Era Boy Wearing a Blue Velvet
Eton Suit with Silver Buttons and a Lace Collar

American
circa 1845
by John Carlin (1813-1891)

2 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Memorial portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) of two deceased siblings

Memorial Portrait of Two Deceased Siblings

American
circa 1845
by Clarissa Peters Russell
(1809-1854; Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

1 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a thermoplastic, figural Union case upon
which an image of two young children are depicted in heavy relief on the cover
(after a 1789 painting of the Calmady children by Thomas Lawrence)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William H. Scarborough of a Jacksonian era boy identified by the initials "D. W."

Jacksonian Era Boy
Identified by the Initials "D. W."

American
circa 1845
by William Harrison Scarborough (ca. 1810-1856)

2 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a cast foliate
border and bail, a compartment to reverse containing plaited hair,
and engraved initials of "D. W." to the reverse

(background appears to have experienced some water damage and restoration
at some point, thus masking much of Scarborough's tell-tale background hatch work)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Christopher Martin Greiner, of an unknown Jacksonian era American gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1845
by Christopher Martin Greiner (1809-1885)

1 11/16 x 2 3/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a black leather
traveling case (only partially shown) with an ormolu mat

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Carlin of a Jacksonian Era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

American
circa 1845
by John Carlin (1813-1891)

1 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt metal case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Carlin of a young, Jacksonian Era child with blond hair

Young, Jacksonian Era Child with Blond Hair

American
circa 1850
by John Carlin (1813-1891)

1 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
gilt metal case with a cast foliate border

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by John Wood Dodge of Wiliam Richard Thomas Chaplain

William Richard Thomas Chaplain (1811-1840),
Painted Posthumously after a Full-Sized Portrait
in Oil on Canvas, Painted between 1837 and 1840, by
Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans

American
dated 1850*
by John Wood Dodge
(1807-1893)

2 x 2 3/4 inches (sight); frame measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a wooden frame with a gilt metal mat

*backing paper to the reverse of the portrait is inscribed in graphite:
"Painted by / John W. Dodge / Feb'y 1850 / Natchez Miss."

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Carl Adolph Weidner depicting Robert Loder of East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, painted at the age of 2

Robert Loder (1891-1955) of East Orange,
New Jersey, Painted at the Age of Two

American
dated 1893
by Carl Adolph Weidner (1865-1906)
(signed 'Carl Weidner', obverse left edge; additionally signed
'Carl A. Weidner 1893', in graphite to reverse)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight); 3 x 4 1/4 inches (framed)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a decorative ormolu case

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Caroline Couper Stiles Lovell of a late nineteenth century lady of the American South

Late Nineteenth Century Lady
of the American South

American
dated 1899
by Caroline Couper Stiles Lovell
(1862-1947)
(signed obverse left, "C. C. Lovell / '99")

2 3/8 x 3 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a
pendant-style gilded sterling silver case

 

 

 

 

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