Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Core Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Eighteenth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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portrait miniature by Penelope Carwardine, depicting a 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 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 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

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

1 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches

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 Joseph Dunckerley (alt., Joseph Dunkerley) depicting an early American Boston lady wearing a bonnet

Early American Boston Lady Wearing a Bonnet

American
circa 1785
by Joseph Dunckerley (1752-1806)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal brooch frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Ebenezer Mack depicting an Early American lady wering feathers and jewels in her hair

Early American Lady Wearing
Feathers and Jewels in Her Hair
(A Rare Early Example of the Artist's Work)

American
circa 1785
by Ebenezer Mack (1755-1826)

1 1/4 x 1 11/16 inches (sight)

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

Scotch-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 John Ramage depicting a distinguished looking American gentleman of the Federalist Era.

Distinguished Looking American Gentleman
of the Federalist Era

American
circa 1790
by John Ramage (ca. 1748-1802)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a later (not original to the portrait) gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

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

Young, Georgian Era Girl
with Long, Brown Hair

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 Marie-Sophie Loisier, depicting a distinguished looking French gentleman of the period of the French Revolution, seated at a desk

Distinguished Looking French Gentleman of the Period
of the French Revolution, Seated at a Desk

French
dated 1793
by Marie-Sophie Loisier
(fl. 1793-1802)
(signed Loisier)

2 5/8 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that was likely
originally affixed within an ebonized wood frame or atop a snuff box

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by an unknown artist depicting Madame de La Roque (née Marie Thérèsa de Cairon) and Her Daughter, Elisabeth (Who Later Became Madame Morin de Banneville)

Madame de La Roque (née Marie Thérèsa de Cairon)
and Her Daughter, Elisabeth (Who Later Became
Madame Morin de Banneville)
(identified by original, handwritten notes on the reverse of the portrait)

French
circa 1795
Artist unknown

2 9/16 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround and affixed within an ebonized wood frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Andrew Plimer depicting a handsome, young, Georgian Era gentleman with a sky background

Handsome, Young, Georgian Era Gentleman
with a Sky Background

English
circa 1798
by Andrew Plimer
(1763-1837)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by an unknown artist depicting Frederick Albrecht Vethake (1756-1810)

Frederick Albrecht Vethake (1756-1810),
Prussian-Born Immigrant to Federalist Era America

American
circa 1796
Artist unknown

1 9/16 x 2 1/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Otto Gosse, depicting Caroline Sabina Victoria de Poulhariez-Cavanac (1792-1834) and Aimé-Jacques Poulhariez-Cavanac (1790-1836), the young children of the Marquis de Cavanac, playing with a bird

Caroline Sabina Victoria de Poulhariez-Cavanac (1792-1834) and
Aimé-Jacques Poulhariez-Cavanac (1790-1836),
the Young Children of the Marquis de Cavanac, Playing with a Bird

(identified by original, handwritten notes on the reverse of the portrait)

Austrian
dated 1797
by Otto Gosse

3 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround and affixed within an ebonized wood 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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