Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



American Artist: Nathaniel Rogers



Portrait miniature by Nathaniel Rogers of an early American gentleman, seated in a bamboo chair and depicted with a sky background

Early American Gentleman
Seated in a Bamboo Chair
and Depicted with a Sky Background

circa 1820
by Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844)

2 1/4 x 2 7/8 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a cast foliate border
and bail, and a glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair



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)



Other portraits in the Tormey-Holder Collection by Nathaniel Rogers
(click photos for larger views and additional information):


Portrait miniature by Nathaniel Rogers of a Jacksonian Era gentleman with long sideburns

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with Long Sideburns



Portrait Miniature by Nathaniel Rogers of a Jacksonian era gentleman identified by the monogrammed initials JH

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with the Initials "J H"



Jacksonian Era Lady Depicted with
an Ocher-Colored Background








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