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Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Core Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Twentieth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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Portrait miniature by Edith Margaret Cannon, depicting a turn of the century English débutante wearing a décolleté dress of blue tulle

Turn of the Century English Débutante
Wearing a Décolleté Dress of Blue Tulle

English
dated 1900
by Edith Margaret Cannon (1856-1937)
(signed E. M. Cannon)

2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Mabel Lee Hankey of Lady Jane Seymour Combe Née Conyngham

Lady Jane Seymour Combe Née Conyngham (1860-1941)

English
frame hallmarked 1903
by Mabel Lee Hankey (1867-1943
)
(signed Mabel Hankey)

2 5/8 x 3 1/4 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a sterling silver pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Ethel Mary Willis of a Roman Catholic cardinal in profile view

A Roman Catholic Cardinal in Profile View

English
dated 1904
by Ethel Mary Willis, ARMS (1874-1972)

4 inches diameter

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Edith Jane Maas of Thomas Henry Hamilton Perrot

Thomas Henry Hamilton Perrot (1898-1988),
Painted at the Age of 6

English
dated 1904
by Edith Jane Maas

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection
(Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Hannah Elizabeth Smith depicting Miss Edith Laura Smith, Principal of Howard College an Sister-in Law of the Artist

Miss Edith Laura Smith (1868-aft. 1928), Principal of
Howard College and Sister-in-Law of the Artist

English
dated 1908
by Hannah Elizabeth Smith (1855-1919)

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


Formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection, this miniature portrait of Miss Smith
was featured on page 255 of Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips'
"Dictionary of Miniature Painters 1870-1970".

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Edmund Gouldsmith depicting George William Seymour Seton (1885-1963), painted when he was a lieutenant in the British Royal Navy

George William Seymour Seton (1885-1963),
Painted When He Was a Lieutenant in the British Royal Navy

English
circa 1910
by Edmund Gouldsmith (1852-1932)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection
(Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by William Luker, Jr. depicting a small, white and tan terrier sitting on a Louis XVI armchair

Small, White and Tan Terrier,
Sitting on a Louis XVI Armchair

English
circa 1910-1914
by William Luker, Jr. (1867-1951)

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

 

 

 

 

Self Portrait of Ida Frances Laidman

English
circa 1910
by Ida Frances Laidman (1878-1962)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Edith Moreton Charlton, depicting a World War I Era English lady with golden blond hair

World War I Era English Lady
with Golden Blond Hair

English
dated 1915
by Edith Moreton Charlton (1866-1923)

2 7/8 x 3 6/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

World War I Era English Lady, Identified only
as "Marguerite", in Almost-Profile View

English
dated 1916
by Florence Ethel Howell

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

formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection
(Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips)

 

 

 

 

Young English Lady of the World War I Era,
in Almost-Profile View

English
dated 1916
by Constance E. Wise

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

formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection
(Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips)

 

 

 

 

World War I Era American Lady,
Elegantly Dressed and Seated on a Settee

American
dated 1917
by Elizabeth Bangs Currie Paterson

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

 

 

 

 

Handsome World War I Era British Army Officer

English
circa 1917
by Emily Gertrude Kenyon

2 5/8 x 3 3/16 inches

 

 

 

 

Coy-Looking American Lady of the World War I Era

American
dated 1918
by Claude E. Quivey

3 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches

 

 

 

 

Early Twentieth Century Glendale, California Resident,
Identified as Mrs. Thomas of Campbell Street

American
circa 1920
by Viola G. Sayre

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

 

 

 

Mrs. C. Jennie Withers Gray (Wife of
North Carolina Textile Magnate George Alexander Gray),
Depicted in an Outdoor Landscape

American
circa 1920
by P. Phillips

3 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches

 

 

 

 

Wealthy American Lady of the Early Twentieth Century

Anglo-American
circa 1920
by Harry Valentine Shellard (1877-1958)

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth "Bess" Efferson Carpenter, of New York

American
circa 1925
by P. Phillips

3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Marie Cheville, depicting a young American girl of the early twentieth century

Young American Girl of the Early Twentieth Century

American
circa 1925
by Mary Ellen ("Marie") Cheville (1880-1970)

2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Amy Gertrude Chamberlin, depicting an early twentieth century English lady seated at a desk and reading a letter

Early Twentieth Century English Lady,
Seated at a Desk and Reading a Letter

English
dated 1929
by Amy Gertrude Chamberlin (signed A. G. Chamberlin)

3 x 4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal frame

formerly a holding of the Arturi Phillips Collection
(Carmela Arturi and Frederick Roger Phillips)

 

 

 

 

American Lady of the 1930s,
with Red Hair and Green Eyes

American
dated 1930
by Florence Sims

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

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Looking American Gentleman of the
Early Twentieth Century, Wearing a Dark Suit and Burgundy Colored Tie

American
circa 1930
by Maurice B. Rosenbaum (1868-1942)
(signed M. B. Rosenbaum)

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

 

 

 

 

American Lady of the 1930s, Wearing a Mink Stole
and Depicted in an Outdoor Landscape

American
circa 1930-35
by Marion Caroline Hoffman Hartman (1892-1971)

2 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Leslie Branch Price (1921-1999),
Painted at the Age of 9

English
dated 1931
by Frank Samuel Eastman

2 3/16 x 2 3/4 inches

 

 

 

 

Sir Andrew Ashton Waller Hills (1935-1955),
1st Baronet of Hills Court, Painted at the Age of Five

English
dated 1939
by Felicity Campbell

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (sight)

 

 

 

 

Company Commander Audrey Ward, Painted While
Serving in Britain's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS)
During World War II

English
dated 1940
by Lilian Emily Walton
(1897-1992)
[signed L. Walton]

2 7/8 x 3 5/8 inches

a personal holding of the artist until her death, in 1992

 

 

 

 

Capt. Leonard Dowsett (Husband of the Artist),
Painted While Serving in Britain's Royal Army Ordnance Corps
During World War II

English
dated 1943
by Lilian Emily Walton (1897-1992)
[signed L. Walton]

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

a personal holding of the artist until her death, in 1992

 

 

 

 

Late Twentieth Century British Army Officer
in Desert Gear and Wearing a Shemagh Scarf

English
dated 1987
by Michael Bartlett (1922-2008)

2 1/16 x 2 12/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivorine, enclosed in a gilt metal frame

 

 

 

 

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