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Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


English: Artist Unknown

 

 

Portrait miniature of a late Georgian era university scholar wearing a black cloak and mortarboard

Late Georgian Era University Scholar,
Identified by the Monogrammed Initial 'F',
Wearing a Black Cloak and Mortarboard

English
circa 1820-1830
Artist unknown

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilded copper case with cobalt glass and a seed pearl monogram to the reverse


Depicted is an early nineteenth century university student wearing a black cloak and mortarboard. The tradition of donning such mortarboards originated at Oxford University, leading one to wonder if the young man was perhaps a student of that university. The subject's shoulder-length hair was typical of many young men of the period (the look was not unique to the 1970s).

 


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Portrait miniature of a late Georgian era theology student holding a bible open to the passage of 1 John 5:7

Late Georgian Era Theology Student
Holding a Bible Open to the Passage of 1 John 5:7

 

 

Late Georgian Era University Scholar,
Identified by the Monogrammed Initials 'E.A.',
Wearing a Black Stole and Mortarboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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