Silhouette of woman

Made:
c. 1810
maker:
Unattributed

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Silhouette of a woman A framed silhouette portrait of a woman, created by an unknown artist in about 1810
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Cut paper silhouette of woman in bonnet, on card 75x110mm, in gilt wood frame.

A framed silhouette portrait of a woman, created by an unknown artist in about 1810.

The artist has added faint highlights to the woman's bonnet - giving both depth and detail to the portrait.

Silhouettes became popular in Britain in the late 1700s. They were named after Etienne de Silhouette (1709-1767), a French finance minister and amateur profile artist.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6967
Materials:
cardboard, gold leaf, wood (unidentified)
type:
silhouette
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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