This is a delightful portrait silhouette of a young Regency girl. Sublime in its simplicity just like the fashions of the time, this little profile was produced in England during the 1810 period. We see a young girl aged 6 or 7, dressed in a simple muslin low cut, empire line dress with ties at the rear. She wears a very short hairstyle, due to either having highly fashionable parents or more likely cut short after an epidemic of scarlet fever or smallpox. The silhouette is painted on paper and is housed under old glass in its original decorative stained wood reeded frame. This is a wonderful silhouette that will display excellently alongside other such delightful period portraits. Please see our collection of 19th century portrait miniatures and silhouettes listed separately in our store, we have a passion for them.
Measuring: Frame width 3.75 inch (9.5 cm) by height 4.75 inch (12 cm). Aperture width 2 3/8 inch (6 cm) by height 3.5 inch (9 cm).
Condition: Great dry patina and minor surface wear to frame and paper commensurate with age. Some old trapped debris under the glass.
Painting references to reflect fashion: William Brodie, Later 22nd Laird, with His Brothers, Sisters and a Dog by John Opie (1761–1807) and The Sackville Children by John Hoppner (1758-1810)
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