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HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849
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HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849
HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849HA Frith Silhouette of Gentleman 1849
A beautiful watercolour cut silhouette, signed Frith and dated 1849. Within a rosewood frame with the original gilt surround, he is looking left whilst holding his hat. The watercolour includes "bronzed" highlights to the head achieved by yellow ochre pigment which places this example into one of the more outstanding works from the Gallery. Coloured bow tie and matching waistcoat were characteristic of HA Frith's work. On the back is an old label stating that the picture was executed by Frith on a visit to Kilmarnoch, and is of the brother of Helen G Stevenson's grandfather on her father's side. See also Frith's silhouette of a young girl executed on the same visit also available. Three members of the Frith family managed the Royal Victoria gallery (1837-c. 1854). The Mckechnie reference (p265) has an extensive entry, and there is much confusion as to which of the three were working where at any time. By comparing all the information made available by Mckechnie, and the signature on page 340 (578), this work is definitely by HA Frith. It is truly a wonderful example of the best the gallery produced. 
Size : 29 cms x 37 cms

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