These wonderful hand painted silhouettes on paper depict the first President of the United States George Washington (b February 22nd 1732 – d December 14th 1799) and his wife first lady Martha Washington, nee Dandridge (b June 2nd 1731 – d may 22nd 1802). Both silhouettes are housed behind glass in attractive and unusual wide wood frames with a decorative dentil border. Both silhouettes have been executed in a wonderful naive style that make them the perfect addition to your 19th century folk art collection..
Measuring: Frame height 8 13/16" by Width 7 13/16", Depth 0.75". Silhouette 3” (7.5 cm) by 4” (10 cm).
Condition: The Martha Washington silhouette has some minor darkening around the edges and darkened horizontal line in the paper. Both frames are in good condition, there are some minor surface knocks. The George Washington frame has a small area of filler applied to the top right diagonal join, and some older filler applied to the bottom right and left diagonal joins. The Martha Washington frame has filler applied along the bottom right diagonal join. There is a dark stain to the top edge of the George Washington frame.
These decoratively framed silhouettes will truly display beautifully in any home.
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