Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Artist: Eliab Metcalf

 

 

Portrait miniature by Eliab Metcalf of an early nineteenth cetury gentleman with dark brown hair and eyes

Early Nineteenth Century Gentleman
with Dark Brown Hair and Eyes

American
circa 1820
by Eliab Metcalf (1785-1834)

1 15/16 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
metal case with a cast foliate border and bail

 

 

A view of the portrait outside its case, allowing its colors and
brush strokes to be seen more clearly without the distortion or
reflection that is often caused by the glass lens of a miniature's case
(Click + symbol above for an enlarged view)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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