Rare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AFRare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AF

This stunning portrait silhouette of a lady was produced in England during the 18th century, circa 1780. This is a rare and unusual type of painted silhouette (not cut); the portrait is of miniature proportions and is highly detailed. The artist was clearly very talented with their use of fine brush strokes and the accuracy with which the portrait has been painted. Silhouettes from the 1700s were produced in smaller numbers than those in the 19th century, with this in mind and the fact that they were painted some 230+ years ago this is a rare survivor.

This is a special 18th century portrait to hang in a toy, doll or sewing room. It's tiny proportions making it perfect for the early doll collector or fashion enthusiast.

The silhouette features the sitter in profile view; she is wearing the latest fashion of curled hair to the shoulder, a fine ornate bee hive type indoor cap with frothy/pleated low side lappets. Also the puffed out 'buffon' over her chest. This is one of the nicest and earliest examples we have had the pleasure to retail. Although the silhouette is unsigned, we believe it was most likely painted by one of the following men; Thomas Wheeler or John Butterworth.

The silhouette is housed being its original glass in its original but damaged pressed brass frame. This is a wonderful miniature artwork by a talented artist.

Reference: British Silhouette Artists And Their Work 1760 – 1860 by Sue Mckechnie, for Thomas Wheeler Plates 967 – 972. For John Butterworth see plate 704.

Measuring: Frame diameter 2.75 inch (7 cm). Aperture width 1 7/8 inch (5 cm).

Condition: Age toning to paper commensurate with age. Please NOTE that the frame's original wood backing is damaged - this damage is clearly evident in our images. A 1 inch section of wood is missing from the frame and there is another small missing sliver to the opposite side. However, please be assured that this 200 plus year old frame is perfectly strong and stable. The damage does not affect the stability.

Shipping: FREE Air Tracked and Insured Shipping to mainland USA and EU only. Signature upon delivery. No PO Box addresses.


Shipping: FREE Air Tracked and Insured Shipping to mainland USA and EU only. Signature upon delivery. No PO Box addresses.
ITEM ID
TA12960
STYLE
Folk Art, Portrait
AGE
18th Century
THEME
Eclectic, English Country
COLOR
Black, Gray, White
MEDIA
Watercolor
ORIGIN
England • English
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Rare 18th Century Miniature Georgian Silhouette Circular Pressed Brass Frame, Circa 1780 AF

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