Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



English: Artist Unknown



Portrait miniature of a Georgian era lady depicted with a sky backgroiund -- artist unknown

Georgian Era Lady with Up-Swept Hair,
Depicted with a Sky Background

circa 1800
Artist unknown

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

A photo of this miniature was included in the recently published book, "The Age of Undress: Art, Fashion and the Classical Ideal in the 1790s" (by Amelia Rauser, published in 2020 by Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut).

The subject wears a white muslin dress (very fashionable in the late eighteenth century), tied with a gold-colored sash below her bust line. Her up-swept hair is similarly tied with a piece of gold and blue cloth (what Amelia Rauser believes is likely a madras handkerchief).









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