Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American: Artist Unknown



Portrait miniature of an unknown Jacksonian era gentleman -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Gentleman

circa 1840
Artist unknown

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a case of embossed leather over wood
(only partially shown) with a gilded ormolu mat


*The background of this gentleman's portrait is painted in a French technique (opaque and dark-toned, somewhat resembling a larger oil painting), leading one to suspect that the artist was likely a French immigrant.







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