Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Core Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Thomas Day

 

 

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

 

About the Artist: Thomas Day was born in Devonshire, circa 1732. Studied in London under both Ozias Humphry and Daniel Dodd (who also previously instructed John Smart). Exhibited at the Society of Artists (1768-1783), the the Free Society of Artists (1768-1771) and the Royal Academy of Arts (1773-1788). In addition to miniature portraits in watercolor on ivory, he also executed larger portraits in pastels, and charcoal drawings. Died in London in 1807. Known to have works in collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and several private collections worldwide. Listed by Benezit, Blättel (pages 262, 263), Foskett (page 525) and Schidlof (page 187)

 

 

 

 

 


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