Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American: Artist Unknown



Portrait miniature of a Jacksonian era gentleman depicted at the corner of an unknown structure -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Gentleman Depicted
at the Corner of an Unknown Structure

circa 1840
Artist unknown (but thought to perhaps be Eliot Gregory,
who was active in southeastern Pennsylvania in the early 1840s)

1 7/8 x 2 3/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt metal case with a cast foliate border and bail



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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