Early English 19th Century Oval Silhouette On Glass Little Girl Elizabeth Barrett Dated 1837 Original Gilt Pressed Frame
We could not resist this little cutie......this detailed Victorian reverse painted silhouette dates to the 19th century, to the start of Queen Victoria's reign in the year 1837. The silhouette features a delightful full length painted profile of a little girl holding a floral nose gay in one hand and a basket of flowers in the other. We adore the lace detailing to her long pantaloons and the the ribbon laces to her shoes! As seen to the base, the sitter is Elizabeth Barrett of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England in the year 1837. The silhouette, reverse painted on flat glass is housed in the most decorative original oval pressed brass frame with reverse original hanging loop.
Measuring: Frame width 8.5" by 10.25" high. Sight 7.5" by 6"
Condition: Very good for its vast age. Some natural wear and patina to the gilded frame to be expected with age. One small little circular indent to the gilt metal frame at 5 o'clock -see image. There is some slight signs of damp penetration to the reverse painted glass, you will notice some of the silhouette edges have bled, nothing too noticeable, mentioned for accuracy. This silhouette is unopened, the rear suspension loop has been re-secured at some point as was probably worn loose.
Reverse painted silhouettes of this late date are uncommon; this silhouette has a charming subject matter and is housed in a sought after oval pressed brass frame. It will display excellently in any home, the perfect item for anyone who collects late Georgian or Early Victorian art and antiques.
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