A very pretty hollow-cut silhouette in papier-mache frame, acorn hanger, and concave glass. The black is on old paper which has been lamp-blacked, and the old laid paper used for the cut-out is pushed against the curved glass with a wool packing to the back. These variations of the silhouette tended to be popular in the early days of the art, up until 1826. The high hair style with the ruff collar to the rear fit the latter part of that period, dating it to about 1822. The paper covering to the rear is interesting as it advertises Paper Hangings at Bromhead Warehouse, St Mary’s Street, Stamford. This is a very good example of an early silhouette, unattributed as many of them were.