Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


English Artist: Maria Chalon

 

 

Portrait miniature by Maria Chalon, depicting Isabella Duncanson Noble, youngest sister of Lt. Col. James Noble

Isabella Duncanson Noble,
Youngest Sister of Lt. Col. James Noble

English
dated 1838
by Maria Chalon
(1800-1867)

watercolor and gouache on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

About the Artist: Maria Chalon was born in London; daughter of the esteemed animal painter Henry Barnard Chalon. Considered one of the most talented and successful female British miniaturists of the early nineteenth century. In 1841, she married Henry Moseley, himself also a painter and engraver. Between 1819 and 1866, she exhibited no less than 149 works at the Royal Academy of Arts. Also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists (1834), the Suffolk Street Gallery, the British Institution (1863), and the Society of Women Artists (1857-1862). Listed by Benezit, Blättel (pages 212, 213, 654, 655), Foskett (page 603 - listed under the name Mrs. Henry Moseley) and Schidlof (page 137).

 

 

Other portraits in the Tormey-Holder Collection by Maria Chalon
(click photo for larger view and additional information):

 

Portrait miniature by Maria Chalon, depicting Lieut. Col. James Noble of the 29th Regiment of the Madras Native Infantry

Lieut. Col. James Noble (1788-1837) of the
29th Regiment of the Madras Native Infantry

 

 

 

 

 

 


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