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

American
circa 1820
by Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844)

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

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilded copper case with cast foliate edging
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 typically 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"

 

 

 

 

 

 


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