William Gibbs (1790-1875)
Antonio Y Haro Tomasich (Almeria 1820 – Madrid 1890)
Art / Miniatures
Ivory & metal (gold)
85 x 70 mm
Tyntesfield, North Somerset
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Portrait miniature, watercolour on ivory, William Gibbs (1790-1875) by Antonio Y Haro Tomasich (Almeria 1820 – Madrid 1890). ( Christie's description ). Gold framed ivory miniature by Antonio Y Haro Tomasich of William Gibbs, turned to the right in a black coat. Signed and dated: A. Tomasich 1872. An identifying inscription on the reverse reads: William Gibbs / of Tyntesfield / A. Tomasich / 34. ( Sotheby's description ). Framed oval ivory miniature attributed to Antonio Tomasich Y Haro 1820 - 1890. Head and shoulders portrait of Willaim Gibbs of Tyntesfield ( 1790 - 1875 ). Signed c.r. A. Tomasich 1872. This work and the two other miniatures by Tomasich are referred to in William Gibbs' diary for 1872. 14th June 1872. Gave Tomasich another and I hope the last sitting. And again 18th June. Tomasich came again and I gave him an 11th sitting of 1~hours but it really is terribly tiresome In the broiling weather and I am heartily sick of it. The artist then came to stay at Tyntesfield taking more photographs and sittings in June and July. Literature - J.A. Gibbs, History of A and D Gibbs, 1922, p.435, no.14.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.
Makers and roles
Antonio Y Haro Tomasich (Almeria 1820 – Madrid 1890), miniaturist