Portrait Silhouette Of A Man 1790s


  • £285
  • €324 Euro
  • $362 US Dollar

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Portrait Silhouette Of A Man 1790s

This wonderful portrait silhouette of a gentleman was produced in England during the late 18th century, circa late 1780s to 1790s. We adore silhouettes and portrait miniatures because they are the photograph equivalent of their time. By studying the hair and the fashion of the sitter one can date them accurately. We see a 1780s era gentleman complete with frock coat with large buttons and the fall of the collar dipping at the back to a point. Although unsigned or without trade label the style of the profilist is very distinctive characterized by a 'nick' separating the arm from the rest of the profile.

The silhouette is painted on paper and is housed behind convex glass in its original rare and decorative papier mache frame. The handsome, all original early federal frame is complete with all of its original brass roundels to each corner. We love the unusual and elaborate acanthus leaf hanger. This style of frame is very uncommon; please also see our other rare frame produced by W. Hill of Birmingham listed separately in our store. This is a classical Georgian piece, it will display excellently, it is the perfect addition to your collection.

Measuring: Frame width 4.75 inch (12 cm) by height 5.75 inch (14.5 cm). Aperture width 2 5/8 inch (6.8 cm) by height 3 3/8 inch (8.5 cm).

Condition: Minor surface wear to frame, two small spots of paint missing to sitters head.

Please see our collection of 19th century portrait miniatures and silhouettes listed separately in our store, we have a passion for them.

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  • H: 14.5cm (5.71in)
  • W: 12cm (4.72in)
  • D: 1cm (0.39in)



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