Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American: Artist Unknown



Portrait miniature of a young, Jacksonian era gentleman -- artist unknown

Young, Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Wearing a Black Onyx Cameo Cravat Pin
and a Floral Print Waistcoat

circa 1830
Artist unknown

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
metal case with a cast foliate border and bail and a glazed
compartment to the reverse containing braided hair



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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