Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American Artist: Charles Willson Peale



Portrait miniature attributed to Charles Peale depicting an early American gentleman

Early American Gentleman
Wearing a Dark Tan Coat and Vest

circa 1770-1775
Attributed to Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827),
an early example of Peale's work*

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

Formerly a holding of the Comerford Collection (John and Pauline Comerford) and exhibited May - September, 2009, at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, Ireland


*When in the Comerford Collection, this portrait miniature was cataloged as being English, but was not attributed to any particular artist (see "The Comerford Collection" 2009 exhibition catalog, page 44, portrait #176). It is consistent with early American portraits of the period, however, and it style and technique comport well with early works by Charles Willson Peale.








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