Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Artist: Moses B. Russell

 

 

Portrait miniature by Moses B. Russell of a Jacksonian era gentleman with wavy hair and long sideburns



Jacksonian Era Gentleman
with Wavy Hair and Long Sideburns

American
circa 1840
by Moses B. Russell (1809-1884)
(signed obverse, lower right edge, "M. B. Russell pinxt"

2 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal case with cast foliate edging

 

 

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 the miniature's case
(Click + symbol above for an enlarged view)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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