Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Artist: Nathaniel Hancock

 

 

Portrait miniature by Nathaniel Hancock depicting an unknown early American gentleman

Federalist Era Gentleman (Possibly a Ship's Captain)
Wearing a Double Breasted Coat with Gold Buttons

American
circa 1785-1790
by Nathaniel Hancock (1762-1833)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gold, cartridge-edged pendant frame

 

A close-up side view of the cartridge edging of the gold pendant frame pictured above. From this angle, one can better appreciate how the edging technique got its name, as it gives the appearance of a row of tiny gun cartridges.


 

 

Other portraits in the Tormey-Holder Collection by Nathaniel Hancock
(click photo for larger view and additional information):

 

Portrait miniature by Nathaniel Hancock depicting a Federalist Era American gentleman identified by the monogramed initials of "MK"

Federalist Era Gentleman with the Initials "MK"

 

 

 

 

 

 


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