Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Secondary Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Eighteenth Century

Listed in chronological order by the date of each painting
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Georgian Era Lord in Fashionable
Blue Coat and Powdered Wig

English
circa 1745
Artist Unknown

1 7/16 x 1 3/4 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Early American Lady

American
circa 1780
Artist unknown (studio of Charles Wilson Peale?)

1 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal pendant frame

 

 

 

 

Swiss Engineer or Architect of the Late
Eighteenth Century,
Seated at a Desk

Swiss
circa 1785
Artist unknown

2 3/8 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a circular, gilt metal pendant frame with an
elaborate monogram ("T. C." or "C. T.") to the reverse created with gouache, hairwork and gold filigree

 

 

 

 

Late Eighteenth Century German Lady,
Depicted as "The Penitent Mary Magdalene"

German
circa 1790
Artist unknown

2 9/16 inches diameter (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that was likely originally affixed within an ebonized wood frame

 

 

 

 

Georgian Era "Memento Mori" Mourning Miniature

circa 1790
Artist unknown

1 11/16 x 2 1/16 inches (sight)

watercolor on ivory; housed in a 15 carat gold pendant frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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