Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

 

 


Core Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Isaac Wane Slater

 

 

Portrait miniature by Isaac Wane Slater, depicting a Regency Era lady wearing a finely ornamented black dress, a lace bonnet and a cashere shawl


Regency Era Lady Wearing a Finely Ornamented
Black Dress, a Lace Bonnet and a Cashmere Shawl

English
dated 1820
by Isaac Wane Slater
(1785-1836)

2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches

watercolor on ivory; currently unframed

 

About the Artist: Born on January 30, 1785, in Fulham, Southwest London, Isaac Wane Slater was named after his maternal grandfather, Isaac Wane, a London grocer. He is often confused with his older brother, Joseph Slater, Jr. -- the two of whom are often conflated into the erroneous identity of Joseph W. Slater. In 1808, following in his deceased father's footsteps, Isaac joined the Company of Dyers, a guild in the textile industry. He also worked as a miniature portrait painter and engraver. Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts (1805-1836). Was a lifelong resident of London, but traveled regularly to Worcester for months at a time seeking commission for portraits. There, he married Ann Ursula Holdsworth on September 14, 1831. He died five years later, on April 17, 1836. Listed by Benezit, Blättel (pages 838, 839), Foskett (pages 646, 647) and Schidlof (page 760).

 

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Other portraits in the Tormey-Holder Collection by Isaac Wane Slater
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Portrait miniature by Isaac Wane Slater, depicting a Georgian Era lady of Worcester wearing a blue dress, lace shawl and bonnet

Georgian Era Lady of Worcester
Wearing a Blue Dress, Lace Shawl and Bonnet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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