This wonderful hand painted Regency era portrait silhouette of a lady was produced in England during the early 19th century, circa 1815. We have attributed this silhouette to George Atkinson (fl. 1806-1826) due to the thick paper used and the delicate brush strokes and high waist termination.
This original Regency silhouette features the young lady sitter in profile. The artist has used beautiful brush work with thinned pigment to indicate the layered details of her attire. She wears a traditional Regency era pelisse day dress/coat with pleated/rushed front which is fully buttoned. She wears a separate neck ruff attached with a small gold brooch. We love the way in which the artist has captured the delicacy of the sitter’s spotted muslin cap with its chin tie and her fine gold highlighted earrings. Her curled fringe is highlighted with gum arabic. This is a decorative silhouette that really transports one back to 1815. It is perfect for the Georgian and Regency fashion lover.
The portrait miniature is housed in a quality frame with the most decorative pressed gilt bezel. The frame is a period correct replacement being a John Miers frame and contains part of his original trade label verso (1367 Trade Label No 13). A interesting backing card is also included with piece.
Measuring: Frame width 4 7/8 inch (12.5 cm) by height 5 7/8 inch (15 cm). Aperture width 2.5 inch (6.5 cm) by height 3 1/8 inch (8 cm).
Condition: Light surface wear to frame commensurate with age. The backing paper is partially visible as the silhouette has been trimmed to fit the frame. Some light wear to the surface of the silhouette portrait.