English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817

This charming portrait silhouette of a gentleman is by Edward Foster (b 1762 – d 1864) and dates to the early 19th century, circa 1817. This regency era silhouette is painted on card of paper, we love the way the artist has outlined the sitters hair with the finest of brushstrokes. The silhouette is housed behind old convex glass in its papier mache frame, Foster frame are always slightly larger than most frames and are of the highest quality.

Edward Foster was a professional silhouette artist with a well-documented history. Foster lived to the grand age of 102, married 5 times and had 17 children. He was born in 1762 and died in 1864.

Foster had an extensive military career of 30 years seeing service in the American War of Independence, Holland and Egypt. He retired from the army on the Day of the Battle of Trafalgar. After his career in the army he went on to develop his painting skill that he had developed during his time in the military. He is said to have been appointed ‘Miniature painter to the royal family’ with the special patronage of Queen Charlotte and of Princes Amelia. This is shown by the occasional use of the Royal Crown on his brass hangers.

Measuring: Frame width 5 7/8 inch (15 cm) by height 7 3/8 inch (18.5 cm). Aperture width 2 5/8 inch (7 cm) by height 3 3/8 inch (8.5 cm).

Condition: Some minor surface bumps to the edges of the frame commensurate with age. For accuracy some very, very faint surface smudging under the sitter's nose.

Please stop a while and browse our other Georgian and Regency period silhouettes and portrait miniatures as we have a passion for them. They make for a fascinating collection.

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ITEM ID
TA12294
ITEM TYPE
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Picture Frames

English Regency Silhouette Gentleman Edward Foster Frame Circa 1817

$345

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