Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Objects of Mourning: Nineteenth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each item
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Memorial portrait miniature of a young lady depicted with a rainbow, heavenly rays of light and three angels in the background

Memorial Portrait of an American Girl Depicted with a Rainbow,
Heavenly Rays of Light and Three Angels in the Background

American
circa 1805
attributed to Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807)

2 x 2 1/2 inches (sight); 3 3/16 x 3 5/8 (including frame)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a later (circa 1840), hinged wallet frame

 

 

 

 

Post Mortem Portrait of a Late Georgian Era Lady Lying in Repose -- artist unknown

Late Georgian Era Lady Lying in Repose,
Post Mortem

English
circa 1830
Artist unknown

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

 

 

 

 

Late Georgian Era Sentimental/Mourning Brooch with Plaited Hair and Pearls

Late Georgian Era Sentimental/Mourning Brooch
with Plaited Hair and Pearls; Monogramed
Initials 'AS' Engraved to the Reverse

English
circa 1830
Maker unknown

1 1/8 x 3/4 inches (excluding brooch pin)

 

 

 

 

Mid Nineteenth Century Boy, Appearing Ill, Lying on What is Likelly his Deathbed -- Artist Unknown

Mid Nineteenth Century Boy, Appearing Ill,
Lying on What is Likely His Deathbed

Likely French
circa 1840
Artist unknown

2 1/2 inches diameter (sight)

 

 

 

 

 

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