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 an unknown gentleman. He is set in London with recognisable buildings to the rear, and within an elaborate setting of balcony, aspidistra, columns and balcony. It is extraordinarily detailed and this, with the setting, sets the subject to be a man of importance within the church. This picture is within the original frame, an excellent rosewood veneer, with gilt slip. It has been protected with a barrier board to the rear to keep it away from the original back board. The frame has been reset as it was lose at the mitres. Edouart left the UK in 1839 for the USA, so this must have been one of his last beforehand. Interestingly, 1839 is a sparsely populated year in the recorded folios as much of this was lost. The handwritten signature matches nicely that on page 307 of the McKechnie reference.