ANTIQUE -VICTORIAN SILHOUETTES X 3

$120.00

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ANTIQUE SILHOUETTES, CHARMING SMALL PIECES OF HISTORY

Size: 11 x 13cm

Victorian era (late 1800s) silhouette portraits can be painted or drawn. However, the traditional method of creating silhouette portraits is to cut them from lightweight black cardboard and, mount them on a usually white background. This was the work of specialist artists, often working out of booths at fairs or markets, whose trade competed with that of the more expensive miniaturists patronised by the wealthy. A traditional silhouette portrait artist would cut the likeness of a person, freehand, within a few minutes