A delightful painted silhouette portraying a girl with a book, looking left, within a landscape background. It is highlighted in both white to the dress and gilt to the hair, dress and book. It is on paper. The image is 16 cms x 19 cms, but the overall size includes the maple frame. The dress style relates to the 1840-50 period with the Bertha neckline, fuller skirts, Gothic angle of the waistline, and low round neckline. It is unsigned and of an unknown girl who is obviously from a fashionable family.