Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



Anglo American Artist: James H. Gillespie



Portrait miniature by James H. Gillespie of a Jacksonian era gentleman depicted in profile view

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Depicted in Profile View

circa 1837
by James Henry Gillespie (1793-circa 1849)

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

watercolor and ink with gum arabic highlights on Bristol board;
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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