Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


European Miniature Portraits: Nineteenth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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Miniature Portrait of Madame Helyot, French Mystic of the Seventeenth Century

Madame Helyot (1645-1682), French Mystic of the Seventeenth Century

French
Artist unknown -- painted after a seventeenth century copperplate engraving by Gérard Edelinck (1640-1707)
circa 1800
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches (sight)

 

 

 

 

Miniature Portrait of Emperor Joseph II -- formerly a holding of the King Umberto Collection

Joseph II (1741-1790), Holy Roman Emperor from 1764 to 1790

circa 1800-1820
Artist Unknown
1 3/16 x 1 5/8 inches (sight)

 

Formerly a holding of the King Umberto Collection
(Umberto II of Italy -- 1848-1924 -- 4th Great Nephew of Joseph II)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Josef Bernhard Einsle depicting a Napoleonic Era German lady with knitting materials at her side and a calico cat on her lap

Napoleonic Era German Lady with Knitting Materials
at Her Side and a Calico Cat on Her Lap

German
dated 1812 (when German states were under domination of the French Empire)
by Josef Bernhard Einsle
(1774-1829)

2 9/16 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that
was likely originally set within an ebonized wood frame

 

 

 

 

Miniature Portrait of an Elegantly Dressed Girl of the Bourbon Restoration Era -- artist unknown

Elegantly Dressed Girl of the
Bourbon Restoration Era

French
circa 1815
Artist unknown

2 1/4 inches diameter (sight)

 

 

 

 

Miniature Portrait of a Lady of the Bourbon Restoration Era Wearing a Brightly Colored Shawl -- artist unknown

Lady of the Bourbon Restoration Era
Wearing a Brightly Colored Shawl

French
circa 1815
Artist unknown

2 1/4 inches diameter (sight)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Angelo Vacca (the younger), depicting a young Italian noblewoman of Piedmont-Sardinia

Young Italian Noblewoman of Piedmont-Sardinia
(a rare, signed miniature by Angelo Vacca the younger,
miniature painter to the court of Piedmont)

Italian
circa 1815-1820
by Angelo Vacca (the younger, 1783-1823)

2 3/8 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that
was likely originally set within a larger, more elaborate frame

formerly a holding of the Frederick Cochran Collection
(Boston securities broker Frederick Boardman Cochran -- 1860-1916)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Angelo Vacca (the younger), depicting a young Italian nobleman of Piedmont-Sardinia

Young Italian Nobleman of Piedmont-Sardinia

Italian
circa 1815-1820
by Angelo Vacca (the younger, 1783-1823)

2 1/2 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that
was likely originally set within a larger, more elaborate frame

formerly a holding of the Frederick Cochran Collection
(Boston securities broker Frederick Boardman Cochran -- 1860-1916)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Marie-Honoré Renaud depicting a handsome French gentleman of the Bourbon Restoration Era

Handsome French Gentleman of the
Bourbon Restoration Era

French
dated 1819
by Marie-Honoré Renaud (ca. 1797-after 1857)

2 5/8 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that
was likely originally set within an ebonized wood frame

 

 

 

 

Nineteenth Century European Gentleman Depicted in Sleeping Attire -- artist unknown

Nineteenth Century European Gentleman
Depicted in Sleeping Attire

Continental European
circa 1840
Artist unknown

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

 

 

 

 

Mid Nineteenth Century French Boy Lying on His Deathbed -- artist unknown

Mid Nineteenth Century French Boy
Lying on His Deathbed

French
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 1/2 inches diameter (sight)

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Marie de Chevarrier, depicting young girl of the Second French Empire with large, captivating eyes

Young Girl of the Second French Empire with
Large, Captivating Eyes

French
circa 1860
by Marie de Chevarrier (1834-1899)

1 7/16 x 1 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame with mother of pearl to the reverse

 

 

 

 

Portrait miniature by Joseph-Emmanuel Van Driesten depicting an elegantly dressed Parisian lady of the late nineteenth century

Elegantly Dressed Parisian Lady
of the Late Nineteenth Century

French
dated 1893
by Joseph-Emmanuel Van Driesten (1853-1923)
[signed Jh. V. Driesten]

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in an ornate ormolu (gilt bronze) frame

 

 

 

 

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