Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Artist: Clarissa Peters Russell

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) of a Jacksonian era gentleman

Jacksonian Era Gentleman
Depicted with a Blue Background

American
circa 1840
by Clarissa Peters Russell
(1809-1854; Mrs. Moses B. Russell)

1 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt
metal case with a cast foliate border and bail

 

 

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 Clarissa Peters Russell
(click photo for larger view and additional information):

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) depicting Harriette Augusta Wetherell at the age of 6 months

Harriette Augusta Wetherell (1843-1921),
Painted at the Age of 6 Months

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) depicting a young Jacksonian era girl with blond hair and blue eyes

Young Jacksonian Era Girl
with Blond Hair and Blue Eyes

 

 

Portrait miniature by Clarissa Peters Russell  (Mrs. Moses B. Russell) of a Jacksonian era lady with long ringlets of brown hair

Jacksonian Era Lady with
Long Ringlets of Brown Hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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