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Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


English: Artist Unknown

 

 

Miniature Portrait of a Regency Era Scholar -- artist unknown


Regency Era Scholar
Wearing a Black Cloak and Mortarboard

English
circa 1820
Artist unknown

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

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame


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 (i.e., the look was not unique to the 1970s).


Attribution Advice Welcomed: Do you recognize aspects of this miniature portrait that you believe should be attributed to a specific artist that we have failed to consider? If so, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions and invite you to contact us.

 

 

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