Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Miniature Portraits: Twentieth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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Miniature portrait of a dark-haired, blue-eyed American gentleman of the early twentieth century -- artist unknown

Dark-Haired, Blue-Eyed American Gentleman
of the Early Twentieth Century

American
circa 1915
Artist unknown

2 x 4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Elizabeth Bangs Currie Paterson depicting a World War I Era American Lady, Elegantly Dressed and Seated on a Settee

World War I Era American Lady,
Elegantly Dressed and Seated on a Settee

American
dated 1917
by Elizabeth Bangs Currie Paterson

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a substantial, gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Claude E. Quivey depicting a Coy-Looking World War I Era American Lady

Coy-Looking American Lady of the World War I Era

American
dated 1918
by Claude E. Quivey

3 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a substantial, gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Viola G. Sayre depicting an Early Twentieth Century Glendale, California Resident Identified as Mrs. Thomas of Campbell Street

Early Twentieth Century Glendale, California Resident
Identified as Mrs. Thomas of Campbell Street

American
circa 1920
by Viola G. Sayre

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by P. Phillips depicting Mrs. Jennie Withers Gray in an Outdoor Landscape

Mrs. C. Jennie Withers Gray (Wife of
North Carolina Textile Magnate George Alexander Gray),
Depicted in an Outdoor Landscape

American
circa 1920
by P. Phillips

3 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Harry Valentine Shellard Depicting a Wealthy American Lady of the Early Twentieth Century

Wealthy American Lady of the Early Twentieth Century

Anglo-American
circa 1920
by Harry Valentine Shellard (1877-1958)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Marion Caroline Hoffman Hartman Depicting an American Lady of the Reconstruction Era (Post Civil War), Painted circa 1922 from a Photograph Dating to the 1870s

American Lady of the Reconstruction Era (Post Civil War),
Painted circa 1922 from a Photograph Dating to the 1870s

American
circa 1922
Marion Caroline Hoffman Hartman (1892-1971)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by P. Phillips Depicting Elizabeth "Bess" Efferson Carpenter of New York

Elizabeth "Bess" Efferson Carpenter, of New York

American
circa 1925
by P. Phillips

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a substantial, gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Mary Ellen ("Marie") Cheville Depicting a Young American Girl of the Early Twentieth Century

Young American Girl of the Early Twentieth Century

American
circa 1925
by Mary Ellen ("Marie") Cheville (1880-1970)

2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Florence Sims Depicting an American Lady of the 1930s with Red Hair and Green Eyes

American Lady of the 1930s
with Red Hair and Green Eyes

American
dated 1930
by Florence Sims

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in an ebonized wood frame with gilt wash

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Maurice B. Rosenbaum Depicting a Distinguished Looking American Gentleman of the Early Twentieth Century, Wearing a Dark Suit and Burgundy Colored Tie

Distinguished Looking American Gentleman of the
Early Twentieth Century, Wearing a Dark Suit and Burgundy Colored Tie

American
circa 1930
by Maurice B. Rosenbaum (1868-1942)
(signed M. B. Rosenbaum)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a substantial, gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait Miniature by Marion Caroline Hoffman Hartman of an American Lady of the 1930s, Wearing a Mink Stole and Depicted in an Outdoor Landscape

American Lady of the 1930s, Wearing a Mink Stole
and Depicted in an Outdoor Landscape

American
circa 1930-35
by Marion Caroline Hoffman Hartman (1892-1971)

2 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a substantial, gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

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