A very pretty cut out and painted silhouette showing a mother and daughter with their animals. It is framed within a mahogany frame moulding and gilt slip. It has been removed from this original frame, the glass cleaned, a barrier board placed to the rear and a replacement backing board to protect the work. It has a two brass loop and cord hanging. To date the piece, which is unsigned, we refer to the Apollo knot plaited around and the small down turned but high collar. These are all features of ladies’ wear in the period 1820-1830. The calf length dress of the young girl, trimmed with braid to the sleeves, and the drawers below the shorter dress are symptomatic of the same period. Hair detail is highlighted in gold, and dress edges in white and blue. Different tones of black accentuate the dress folds. This is a beautifully executed and quite early silhouette, portraying an idealistic charm. The ribs of the laid paper can be seen in the pictures.