Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American: Artist Unknown

 

 

Portrait miniature of a young Jacksonian era boy wearing a western bow tie -- artist unknown

Young, Jacksonian Era Boy Wearing a Red Shirt,
Western Bow Tie* and Dark Colored Jacket

American
circa 1830-1835
Artist unknown

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

 

*The western bow tie, also known as a string tie or, in more modern times,
a "Colonel Sanders tie", was a common staple of men's fashion in the
nineteenth century American South and West. (Note that the "West" in 1830s
America referred to areas such as Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and what was
then the Arkansas Territory.)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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