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

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 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
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