Catherine Dodds Grey

Made:
c. 1840
maker:
Unattributed
Silhouette of Catherine Dodds Grey
      A silhouette portrait of Catherine Dodds Grey, created by an unknown artist in about 1840

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Silhouette of Catherine Dodds Grey A silhouette portrait of Catherine Dodds Grey, created by an unknown artist in about 1840
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Unframed, silhouette, 1/3 length cut silhouette of a woman, Catherine Dodds Grey, with gold embellishments.

A silhouette portrait of Catherine Dodds Grey, created by an unknown artist in about 1840.

The artist has added gold highlights to the woman's lace collar and dress, her drop earrings and her hair - tied up in a neat bun. A fine black line gives the impression of eyelashes.

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:
1990-5036/2743
type:
silhouette
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford