Savage, Edward - pair of military portraits
This pair of miniature portraits are unsigned, but have been attributed to Edward Savage (1761-1817) who worked in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. This attribution is based on the example shown in Johnson and the characteristics of his work noted there.
The frame is unusual in that there is a solid fixed metal divider between the front and rear. Unfortunately, the rear glass is missing and the rear portrait is rubbed.
It almost seems as if the two portraits are of the same person or two brothers, possibly dressed in American and British uniforms of the War of Independence. 1128
Posted by Don Shelton at 3:36 PM