Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


American Artist: Cornelius Schroeder

 

 

Portrait miniature attributed to Cornelius Schroeder of an early nineteenth century American gentleman depicted with a sky background

Early Nineteenth Century American Gentleman
Depicted with a Sky Background

American
circa 1815
attributed to Cornelius Schroeder (active 1806-1826)

2 x 2 7/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed under glass in a gilt copper case with a
glazed compartment to the reverse containing plaited hair

 

 

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)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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