Augustin Amant Constant Edouart (1780-1862) was the outstanding profilist during the reign of William 1V and the early years of Victoria’s reign. He was a prolific worker and thousands of his portraits exist in Britain and the United States. Most of his work is full length. He cut from two folds of paper so that he could keep a duplicate for his portfolios. Much has been written about his style and travels, as well as his life story. This silhouette is of George Frederick Fairclough who was an Attorney at law from Mount Vernon Street, Liverpool, dated 10 July 1837. His wife was Mary Fairclough. The piece is unsigned as sometimes Edouart’s work was if he used one of his Trade Labels au verso. However, this piece had been re framed and laid down so the Trade Label is not obvious. The original family research is available on the additional backboard supplied with the silhouette (see pictures), and it accords accurately with Edouart’s tour of the UK. He visited Liverpool from 27 May 1837 to July of that year, and there are records of Fairclough working there at that time. Framed in a period moulding.