Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Austrian Artist: Otto Gosse

 

 

Portrait miniature by Otto Gosse, depicting Caroline Sabina Victoria de Poulhariez-Cavanac (1792-1834) and Aimé-Jacques Poulhariez-Cavanac (1790-1836), the young children of the Marquis de Cavanac, playing with a bird


Caroline Sabina Victoria de Poulhariez-Cavanac (1792-1834) and
Aimé-Jacques Poulhariez-Cavanac (1790-1836),
the Young Children of the Marquis de Cavanac, Playing with a Bird

(identified by original, handwritten notes on the reverse of the portrait)

Austrian
dated 1797
by Otto Gosse
3 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround and affixed within in an ebonized wood frame

 

About the Artist: Thus far, the identity of Otto Gosse has been difficult to pinpoint. He may have been related to Thomas Gosse (active in London during the same period) or Pierre Gos (Swiss-born, active in Paris during the same period).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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