Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American: Artist Unknown



Portrait miniature of a an unknown Jacksonian era lady wearing a lace cap -- artist unknown

Jacksonian Era Lady Wearing a Lace Cap

circa 1837*
Artist unknown

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilded copper case with a cast foliate border and bail

*Enclosed within the miniature's gilded copper case, serving as padding behind the ivory substrate of the portrait, was a crumpled piece of newsprint, from a Baltimore, Maryland newspaper, dated March 10, 1837.








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