Silhouette of child

Made:
c. 1810
maker:
Unattributed
Silhouette of a little girl, about 1810
      A full length silhouette of a little girl, created by an unknown artist, in about 1810

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Silhouette of a little girl, about 1810 A full length silhouette of a little girl, created by an unknown artist, in about 1810
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

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.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6974
Measurements:
silhouette: 100 mm x 135 mm
frame: 160 mm x 195 mm
type:
silhouette
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford