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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 lady

Early Nineteenth Century American Lady
Wearing a Black Lace Mantilla

circa 1810-1814
by William Massey Stroud Doyle

(signed obverse, lower right edge, "Doyle" and dated
what could be either 1810 or 1814 -- lower portions of the
numbers are missing; the last digit could either be a "0" or a"4")

2 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches (sight); 4 1/4 x 5 inches (frame)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a later
(i.e., not original to the portrait) lemon gilt frame



Other portraits in the Tormey-Holder Collection by William M. S. Doyle
(click photos for larger views and additional information):


Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman










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