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Silhouettes
Antique silhouettes remain a popular area of collecting, either based on subject, appeal, or the artist. On this site you will find a small example of the many techniques involved. Now that the number of Fairs we attend has reduced we are no longer bound by the high costs of exhibiting. You will therefore see that there are some very competitively priced items available below.
Soldier Watercolour  Silhouette in Original Leather Display CaseSoldier Watercolour Silhouette in Original Leather Display Case
A well executed coloured watercolour silhouette painted on paper. This is unsigned and contained within the original leather and felt folding easel display, complete with hook catches to the top and bottom. The case is in remarkably good condition and has...(more details)
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HA Frith Silhouette of Young GirlHA Frith Silhouette of Young Girl
A beautiful watercolour cut silhouette, unsigned. Within a rosewood frame with gilt slip, she is looking left whilst holding a scarf. The watercolour includes "bronzed" highlights throughout achieved by yellow ochre pigment which places this exa...(more details)
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HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849
A beautiful watercolour cut silhouette, signed Frith and dated 1849. Within a rosewood frame with the original gilt surround, he is looking left whilst holding his hat. The watercolour includes "bronzed" highlights to the head achieved by yellow...(more details)
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Policemen PCPolicemen PC
Whilst looking for silhouette pictures I came across this one! It is a sort of silhouette, a printed picture of a Police Constable with the script: "Am sending you a PC for your collection". It has a 1/2d stamp cancelled with the Bexhill on Sea ...(more details)
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Silhouette by William Hamlet the ElderSilhouette by William Hamlet the Elder
Silhouette by William Hamlet the Elder (fl 1785-1816). The McKechnie reference directs us to the main entry in Section 3 - silhouettes on glass which was the primary medium for this artist. However, this belongs in Section 2 - painted on card, as here, or...(more details)
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Silhouette by William Hamlet the ElderSilhouette by William Hamlet the Elder
Silhouette by William Hamlet the Elder (fl 1785-1816). The McKechnie reference directs us to the main entry in Section 3 - silhouettes on glass which was the primary medium for this artist. However, this belongs in Section 2 - painted on card, as here, or...(more details)
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Miers Studio Silhouette by John FieldMiers Studio Silhouette by John Field
This silhouette is painted upon plaster of an unknown gentleman sitter, and is unsigned, but from the studio of John Miers. In 1790 Miers adopted the verre eglomise for his more expensive work and continued to use it until 1809. It bears the address ...(more details)
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Silhouette by Mr W SevilleSilhouette by Mr W Seville
This silhouette was cut by either Mr FW Seville or his father, Mr W Seville. They worked in the period 1818-1845 and there is considerable detail within the McKechnie reference, primarily on page 269. The Sevilles came from Manchester and executed po...(more details)
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Silhouette by Mr W SevilleSilhouette by Mr W Seville
This silhouette was cut by either Mr FW Seville or his father, Mr W Seville. They worked in the period 1818-1845 and there is considerable detail within the McKechnie reference, primarily on page 269. The Sevilles came from Manchester and executed po...(more details)
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Watercolour Portrait by AE MorrellWatercolour Portrait by AE Morrell
This watercolour portrait is a classic Victorian piece. Dated 1838, the year of the coronation of Queen Victoria, it is signed A E Morrell, an artist who clearly had wonderful talent. The features are delicate and the detail beautiful. The dress has a deg...(more details)
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Silhouette Boy Standing Facing RightSilhouette Boy Standing Facing Right
Silhouette of a boy facing right, set within a verre eglomise glass surround and period gilt frame. A wonderful full length gilt highlighted silhouette of a boy in period dress. The picture is dated to about 1800-1820 as indicated by the dress of the time...(more details)
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HMS MarlboroughHMS Marlborough
“HMS Marlborough”, an exceptional silhouette on glass of this ship and other rigged vessels with stylised water and wonderful detail. There were a number of vessels so named, but this one probably carries the following detail: A third rate (cl...(more details)
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Captain Oakley Silhouette GentlemanCaptain Oakley Silhouette Gentleman
A later watercolour signed cutout silhouette (C1920)  of a gentleman facing left by Capt Harry Lawrence Oakley (1882-1960). This artist was much admired by John Woodiwiss in his book “British Silhouettes”...(more details)
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Captain Oakley Silhouette LadyCaptain Oakley Silhouette Lady
A later watercolour signed cutout silhouette (C1920)  of a lady facing left by Capt Harry Lawrence Oakley (1882-1960). This artist was much admired by John Woodiwiss in his book “British Silhouettes” (pag...(more details)
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Family Set of four gilted silhouettesFamily Set of four gilted silhouettes
A beautiful family group of four individuals captured within the silhouette process. They are in the manner of Miers, painted upon card, and excellently embellished with gilt highlights. Each is dated and on the back of the parent's pictures are the name ...(more details)
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Family Set of five gilted silhouettesFamily Set of five gilted silhouettes
A family group of five individual cut silhouettes with beautiful gilt embellishment. There is no indication of the artist or the sitters. The damaged frame (not original) is replaced with a simple gilt cushion moulding. ...(more details)
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Silhouette by unknown WatercolouristSilhouette by unknown Watercolourist
Silhouette by an unknown water colour artist of a young girl in the dress of the late C18th. It is of indeterminate age, but because the date Circa 1785 is on the image to the right it is either a retrospective image or, more likely, executed in the style...(more details)
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Boy Facing RightBoy Facing Right
Silhouette of a boy, profile to the right, English School, C1830, wearing a peaked cap with tassel. This is a cut out on card within an oval verre eglomise surround (with silver oval inset) and walnut frame. The style of the hat is a good means ...(more details)
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Pair of painted silhouettes in brass frames 1820Pair of painted silhouettes in brass frames 1820
This beautiful pair of watercolour silhouettes is of unknown sitters, but there is a difficult to read name au verso probably” White”. They are highlighted with what appears to be Antwerp blue. The gentleman's hair is waved, highest ...(more details)
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William Alport SihouetteWilliam Alport Sihouette
This silhouette is of the Reverand Thomas Brown of Dalkeith. It is by William Alport (d 1831) as determined by the definitive lines to the rear base of the painting. It is painted on card in black, but not too intense, and is typical in that most of his s...(more details)
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