This wonderful hand-cut silhouette portrays a gentleman who is fashionably dressed. The cutter lavishly embellished the portrait with painted bronze highlights.
There also is the turned edge of the collar that was painted in white India ink. From his short, tousled and curled hairstyle to his period clothing, this silhouette was cut in the regency period. The piece was cut by an experienced cutter who was able to do the profile very precisely.
It is housed in its original reeded and ebonized wood frame. I have left the back open so that the original square nails that secure the backing board can be viewed.
This piece was part of a group of four silhouettes that I am offering elsewhere in my shop, all of which came from the same family home.
The condition of both the silhouette and its frame is excellent. This is a quality antique hand-cut and bronzed portrait that would enhance anyone’s collection.
It measures 4 inches wide by 5-1/4 inches high, including the frame.
(Ref.: “British Silhouette Artists and Their Work: 1760-1860,” by Sue McKechnie)