Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection



Swiss: Artist Unknown



Miniature portrait of a Swiss engineer or architect of the late eighteenth century, seated at a desk -- artist unknown

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

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

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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