This charming painted silhouette is framed in a reeded frame with gilt slip. The hair is well gilted, and the detail and colour of the dress beautifully executed, with collar and sleeve in Chinese white, and a wash base including shadows. The clothing places the piece to c1830s and is similar to the work by T Lewis. This category of silhouette work (painted on card or paper) makes attribution nearly impossible as there were so many artists, known and unknown. We are therefore left to enjoy this naive piece of art at face value. The inclusion of the very whiskered cat makes this silhouette exceptionally desirable.