Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Portrait Miniatures: Twentieth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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Portrait miniature of an unknown early twentieth century American gentleman, depicted in profile view -- artist unknown

Early Twentieth Century American Gentleman
Depicted in Profile View

American
circa 1915
Artist unknown

2 x 4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a brass frame with beveled glass

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Gertrude L. Pew depicting a World War I era American lady in profile view with a sky background

World War I Era American Lady,
Depicted in Profile View with a Sky Background

by Gertrude Laura Pew (1876-1949)
(signed obverse, right edge, 'Gertrude L. Pew')
circa 1915

3 x 4 inches (sight)

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

 

 

 

 

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,
Dressed in Pink and Seated on a Settee

by Elizabeth ("Bessie") Bangs Currie Paterson (1883-1973)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, 'Bessie Currie Paterson 1917')
dated 1917

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

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Claude E. Quivey depicting a coy-looking World War I era American lady

World War I Era American Lady
Depicted in a Coy Pose

American
dated 1918
by Claude E. Quivey

(Signed 'Quivey 1918')

3 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a 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. Candice Jennie Withers Gray (1854-1923; Wife of
North Carolina Textile Magnate George Alexander Gray),
Depicted in a Wooded Landscape

by P. Phillips
circa 1915

3 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches

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

 

 

 

 

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

Elizabeth "Bess" Efferson Carpenter (1890-1973)

of New York, Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1925
by P. Phillips
(signed obverse, lower right edge, 'P. Phillips')

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

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

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Mary Ellen ("Marie") Cheville depicting a young American girl of the early twentieth century, wearing a sun dress

Early Twentieth Century American Girl,
Wearing a Sun Dress

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

(signed obverse, lower right edge, 'Marie Cheville')

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

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

by Florence Sims (later Reid; 1891-1973)
(signed obverse, lower left, 'Florence Sims 1930')
dated 1930

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

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Maurice B. Rosenbaum of a distinguished looking American gentleman of the early twentieth century

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 obverse, left edge 'M. B. Rosenbaum')

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a 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)

(signed obverse, lower right, "M. Hartman")

2 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches

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

 

 

 

 

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