Antique miniature portraits of the Tormey-Holder Collection

Biographical article on Ebenezer Mack, early American miniature portrait painter
 


A must read for fans of early Americana, this article sheds light on the life and times of the important early American miniaturist, Ebenezer Mack, whose story remained elusive for two centuries...

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  Biographical article on Pierre Henri, early American miniature portrait painter
 


He survived a shipwreck en route to America, and he initially struggled in New York and Philadelphia, but Peter Henri ultimately became one of the highest regarded of French immigrant painters..

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  Biographical article on Nathaniel Hancock, early American miniature portrait painter
 


The body of scholarship about Nathaniel Hancock's life and career has long been lacking, but renewed research has uncovered a wealth of information about the early American painter...

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George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore
 


As any collector of miniature portraits can relate, I am often asked how I came to learn about miniature portraits and what inspired me to begin collecting them...

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  Biographical article on Isaac Wane Slater (often confused with his brother, Joseph Slater, and conflated into the erroneous persona of Joseph W. Slater), 19th century English miniature portrait painter/artist
 


For nearly two centuries, there has been much confusion in art circles regarding the Slater family of artists and, in particular, the life and work of Isaac Wane Slater...

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  Important portriat miniautre: James Dunckerley, father of Joseph Dunckerley, miniature portrait painter
 


This miniature portrait is an important addition to the collection; and it can be said that its discovery represents a "Rosetta Stone" of sorts in the study of Early American miniature portraiture...

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Biographical article on Joseph Dunckerley (often misspelled as Dunkerly or Dunkerley), early American miniature portrait painter/artist
 


In the history of early American miniature portraiture, the story of Joseph Dunckerley stands out as one of the most fascinating...

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  Biographical article on William Lewis, 19th century American miniature portrait painter/artist
 


He seems to have lived an anonymous, perhaps even unremarkable life. Lewis was nonetheless both an accomplished and prolific artist; and examples of his distinctive and characterful portraits...

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  Biographical article on Arthur Denoon Young (often erroneously said to be Andrew Denoon Young), 19th century English miniature portrait painter/artist
 


Despite being the talented Victorian Era painter that he was, the story of Arthur Denoon Young was, sadly, long swept under the rug of history, as his identity was mistakenly conflated with...

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Biographical article on Philippe R. Vallée (often erroneously confused with Jean François Vallée), early American miniature portrait painter/artist
 


Their separate identities have for nearly two centuries been conflated; and the history of and most works of Philippe R. Vallée have mistakenly been attributed to Jean François Vallée....

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  Biographical article on Christopher Martin Greiner, 19th century American miniature portrait painter/artist
 


He spent several decades plying his trade as a miniature portrait painter in Philadelphia; yet, to date, very little information has been published about his life and work....

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  Biographical article on Marion Hoffman Hartman, 20th century American miniature portrait painter/artist
 


Very little biographical information has thus far been published about her life. This is a shame, really, as hers is a story that deserves to be told; and she deserves recognition for...

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