American Artist: Nathaniel Hancock
Federalist Era Gentleman (Possibly a Ship's Captain)
Wearing a Double Breasted Coat with Gold Buttons
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):
Federalist Era Gentleman with the Initials "MK"