Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


British & Irish Miniature Portraits: Eighteenth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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Portrait miniature by Penelope Carwardine, depicting George Anson Nutt at about Eight Years of Age.

George Anson Nutt (1750-1828)
at about Eight Years of Age

(identified by an engraving on the reverse)

English
circa 1758
by Penelope Carwardine (1730-1801)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Samuel Cotes, depicting a Georgian Era gentleman wearing a gold-trimmed red coat and matching waistcoat

Georgian Era Gentleman Wearing a
Gold-Trimmed Red Coat and Matching Waistcoat

English
dated 1766
by Samuel Cotes (1734-1818)
(signed obverse, lower right, "SC px / 1766")

1 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold bracelet frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Irish painter Gustavus Hamilton, depicting an 18th century Irish gentleman wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and a matching waistcoat

Eighteenth Century Irish Gentleman, Wearing a Blue Coat
with Gold Buttons and a Matching Waistcoat

Irish
dated 1767
by Gustavus Hamilton (1739-1775)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold bracelet frame


 

 

Portrait miniature by Ozias Humphry, depicting an elegantly dressed Georgian Era lady

Elegantly Dressed Georgian Era Lady

English
dated 1768
by Ozias Humphry (1742-1810)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a sterling silver inner frame
set within an ornate, gilded, cast metal outer frame

 

 

 

 

Miniature portrait of a Georgian Era lady wearing her deceased husband's wedding ring at her neck and his miniature portrait in a bracelet on her wrist

Georgian Era Lady Wearing Her Deceased Husband's
Wedding Ring at Her Neck and His Miniature Portrait
in a Bracelet on Her Wrist

English
circa 1770
Artist Unknown

1 5/8 x 2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by James Scouler of a Georgian Era gentleman wearing a brown coat and matching waistcoat

Georgian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Brown Coat and Matching Waistcoat

Scottish-English
dated 1772
by James Scouler (1740-1812)
(signed obverse, extreme left edge, "Scouler 1772")

1 5/16 x 1 9/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by James Scouler of a Georgian Era lady with long hair partially draped over her shoulder

Georgian Era Lady with Long Hair,
Partially Draped over Her Shoulder

Scottish-English
dated 1775
by James Scouler (1740-1812)
(signed obverse, extreme right edge, "Scouler 1775")

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Ozias Humphry, depicting an eighteenth century Italian gentleman wearing a fashionable, blue coat with a red collar

Eighteenth Century Italian Gentleman,
Wearing a Fashionable, Blue Coat with a Red Collar

English
circa 1775
by Ozias Humphry (1742-1810)

1 7/16 x 1 10/16 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a minimalistic gilt metal frame that was
likely originally set within a more elaborate outer frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by James Scouler, depicting a Georgian Era British Army Officer

Georgian Era British Army Officer

Scottish-English
circa 1780
by James Scouler
(1740-1812)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by George Engleheart, depicting Mary Tymewell Blake (1757-1841), Who Later Became Mrs. George Anson Nutt

Mary Tymewell Blake (1757-1841),
Who Later Became Mrs. George Anson Nutt

(identified by an engraving on the reverse)

English
circa 1780
by George Engleheart (ca. 1753-1829)

1 1/8 x 1 7/16 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Thomas Day, depicting a Georgian Era gentleman wearing a powdered wig and fashionably dressed in a coat and waistcoat of complimentary blues

Georgian Era Gentleman Wearing a Powdered Wig
and Fashionably Dressed in a Coat and Waistcoat of Complimentary Blues

English
circa 1780
by Thomas Day (ca 1732-1807)

1 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Richard Crosse, depicting Dorothy Stretton (1722-1784)

Georgian Era Lady, Identified as
Dorothy Stretton (1722-1784)
(identified by an engraving on the reverse)

English
dated 1784
by Richard Crosse (ca 1742-1810)

1 1/16 x 1 5/16 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Patrick John McMorland depicting a young, Georgian Era gentleman wearing a brown coat

Young, Georgian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Brown Coat

Scottish-English
circa 1785
by Patrick John McMorland
(1741- ca. 1809)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

formerly a holding of the Chilton Collection
(Lady Katharine Chilton, wife of Sir Henry Getty Chilton)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by A. Charles, depicting a young, Georgian Era girl with long, brown hair

Young, Georgian Era Girl
with Long, Brown Hair

English
circa 1790
by A. Charles (fl. 1784-1807)

1 1/2 x 2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Richard Crosse, depicting Mary Nutt (1785-1810), daughter of Capt. George Anson Nutt and step daughter of Mary Tymewell Blake Nutt

Mary Nutt (1785-1810), Daughter of Capt. George Anson Nutt
and Step Daughter of Mary Tymewell Blake Nutt
(identified by an engraving on the reverse)

English
circa 1792
by Richard Crosse (ca 1742-1810)

1 3/16 x 1 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by James Scouler of a Georgian Era gentleman identified by the monogrammed initials "W.J."

Georgian Era Gentleman
Identified by the Monogrammed Initials "WJ"

Scottish-English
dated 1794
by James Scouler (1740-1812)
(signed obverse, extreme right edge, "Scouler 1794")

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame
with hairwork and a gold, monogram cipher to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Andrew Plimer of a young, Georgian Era gentleman depicted with a sky background

Young, Georgian Era Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background

English
circa 1795
by Andrew Plimer
(1763-1837)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Andrew Plimer of a Georgian Era girl identified as Miss Meliora Butter, depicted with a sky backgroiund and wearing a white dress with a red sash

Georgian Era Girl Identified as Miss Meliora Butter,
Depicted with a Sky Background and
Wearing a White Dress with a Red Sash

English
circa 1795-1800
by Andrew Plimer
(1763-1837)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Adam Buck, depicting Alexander Brand, a London jeweler of the late Georgian Era.

Alexander Brand (1756-1839),
London Jeweler of the Late Georgian Era,
Painted at the Age of 43

(identified by a detailed engraving along the edges of the pendant frame)

Irish-English
dated 1799
by Adam Buck
(1759-1833)

1 13/16 x 2 1/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

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