Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American Artist: Harriet Vreeland Furness



Portrait miniature by Harriet Vreeland Furness of a blue (gray) Persian cat

Blue (Gray) Persian Cat

circa 1910-1915
by Harriet Vreeland Furness (active, New York City, 1900-1920)

[signed obverse, lower right, "H. V. Furness"]

1 1/2 x 2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in an earlier (ca. 1830-40)
traveling case made of leather over wood with an embossed sheet brass mat



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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