Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


British & Irish Portrait Miniatures: 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

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
engraved to the reverse, "George Anson Nutt / became Captain / 33rd Regt"

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Samuel Cotes of 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 pxt / 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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Samuel Cotes of a Georgian era lady wearing a blue dress and ermine stole

Georgian Era Lady Wearing a
Blue Dress and Ermine Stole

English
circa 1770

Attributed to Samuel Cotes (1734-1818)

2 1/4 x 2 5/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Miniature portrait of a Georgian Era lady wearing a band ring on a hairwork necklace and a portrait miniature in a bracelet on her wrist -- artist unknown

Georgian Era Lady Wearing A Band Ring on a Hairwork Necklace
and a Portrait Miniature Set in a Bracelet on Her Wrist

English
circa 1770-1780
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 George Engleheart depicting Mary Tymewell Blake (1757-1841) who later became Mrs. George Anson Nutt

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

English
circa 1777-1780
by George Engleheart (ca. 1753-1829)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame;
engraved to the reverse, "Mary Tymewell"

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by James Scouler of a Georgian Era British Army Officer

Georgian Era British Army Officer

Scottish-English
circa 1780
attributed to James Scouler
(1740-1812)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame with a burnished gold bezel (partially damaged on some edges)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Thomas Day of a Georgian era gentleman in a powdered wig and wearing a blue coat and teal colored waistcoat

Georgian Era Gentleman in a Powdered Wig
and Wearing a Blue Coat and Teal Colored Waistcoat

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 Patrick John McMorland, depicting Dorothy Stretton (1722-1784)

Dorothy Stretton (1722-1784)

Scottish-English
dated 1784
attributed to Patrick John McMorland (1741- ca. 1809)

1 1/16 x 1 5/16 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold frame dually crafted as both a pendant and bracelet adornment;
engraved to the reverse, "Dorothy Stretton, / Obt. 24th May, 1784 / Æt. 62"

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Thomas Hazlehurst of a young, Georgian era gentleman wearing a brown coat

Young, Georgian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Brown Coat

English
circa 1785
attributed to Thomas Hazlehurst (ca. 1740-ca. 1821)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold pendant frame with hairwork and an ornate, gold cipher to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Thomas Hazlehurst of Hannah Hardman

Portrait of Hannah Hardman, with Sepia-Toned
Mourning Scene to the Reverse, in Memory of
Hannah and Her Young Son Samuel

English
circa 1790
by Thomas Hazlehurst (ca. 1740-ca. 1821)

1 1/2 x 2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold pendant frame with sepia-toned mourning scene to the reverse

Formerly a holding of the Comerford Collection (John and Pauline Comerford) and exhibited May - September, 2009, at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Charles Hayter of a Georgian era teenage girl with long, light brown hair

Georgian Era Teenage Girl
with Long, Light Brown Hair

English
circa 1790
by Charles Hayter (ca. 1761-1835)

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches

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

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by A. Charles of 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

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
engraved to the reverse, "Mary Tymewell Nutt"

 

 

 

 

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

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 of 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

Irish-English
dated 1799
by Adam Buck (1759-1833, Irish-born artist living and working in London)
(signed obverse, lower right, 'A. Buck / 1799')

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a later, early nineteenth century
gilded copper case with engraved inscription to the reverse:
'Alexander Brand. Born 22nd May 1756. Died 7th April 1839.')

 

 

 

 

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