Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American: Artist Unknown

 

 

Portrait miniature of a an unknown Jacksonian era lady -- artist unknown


Unknown Jacksonian Era Lady
Wearing a Brown Velvet Dress with a
Wide Belt and Ornate, Gold Belt Buckle

American
circa 1840
Artist unknown
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2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilded copper case with foliate edging


*The portrait bears no signature, and there are no identifying notes to its reverse, leaving both the artist and the subject unknown. Aspects of the painting resemble the finer work of both Augustus Fuller and Samuel Howes, but it differs enough from both that an attribution to either is difficult to make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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