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Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


English: Artist Unknown

 

 

Portrait miniature of a late Georgian era theology student holding a bible open to the passage of 1 John 5:7

Late Georgian Era Theology Student
Holding a Bible Open to the Passage of 1 John 5:7

English
circa 1820-1830
Artist unknown

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilded copper case with opalescent glass,
elaborate hair art and seed pearls to the reverse

Depicted is a Georgian Era theologian. He wears the black robes and mortarboard of a doctor of divinity; and he gestures to a bible, open to the passage of 1 John 5:7, which reads, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

 

Decorative Hair Work, Seed Pearls and Opalescent Glass,
As Appears to the Reverse of the Portrait Miniature of the
Late Georgian Era Theology Student

 

 

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Late Georgian Era University Scholar,
Identified by the Monogrammed Initials 'E.A.',
Wearing a Black Stole and Mortarboard

 

 

Portrait miniature of a late Georgian era university scholar wearing a black cloak and mortarboard

Late Georgian Era University Scholar,
Identified by the Monogrammed Initial 'F',
Wearing a Black Cloak and Mortarboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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