Silhouette of woman

Made:
c. 1810
maker:
Unattributed

50 x 62mm painted silhouette with gold embellishment, set in brass mount in black lacquered papier-mache hanging frame 100x120mm. Convex cover glass.

A silhouette of a woman in a bonnet, set in a brass mount and wooden hanging frame, created by an unknown artist in about 1810.

The woman's bonnet has been added as a drawing. Her dress has been highlighted with gold to add texture.

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:
1990-5036/6969
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), papier-mâché
type:
silhouette
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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