Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American: Artist Unknown



Miniature portrait of an early American lady -- artist unknown

Early American Lady

circa 1780
Artist unknown
(studio of Charles Wilson Peale?)

1 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

Though as of yet, not firmly attributable, this miniature is considered a fine early American specimen. It has been suggested that it was likely painted by a student of Charles Wilson Peale, but further research is required to confirm whether this may have indeed been the case.

Attribution Advice Welcomed: Do you recognize aspects of this miniature portrait that you believe should be attributed to a specific artist that we have failed to consider? If so, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions and invite you to contact us.








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