Silhouette of child
- c. 1810
100 x 135mm cut-out silhouette, gold embellished, in wooden frame 160 x 195mm.
A full length silhouette of a little girl, created by an unknown artist, c. 1810.
The artist has selectively shaded the ground to give the portrait perspective and highlighted areas of the girl's hair and dress in gold.
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.
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silhouette: 100 mm x 135 mm
frame: 160 mm x 195 mm
- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
- Permanent collection
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