William M. S. Doyle | Michael's Museum

Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American Artist: William M. S. Doyle



Portrait miniature by William M. S. Doyle of an early nineteenth century American gentleman

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman

circa 1810
by William Massey Stroud Doyle
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Doyle")

2 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a pendant-style gilt copper case


A view of the portrait outside its case, allowing its colors and
brush strokes to be seen more clearly without the distortion or
reflection that is often caused by the glass lens of a miniature's case
(Click + symbol above for an enlarged view)










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