A Favourite Doll
The style of this girl’s dress with its wide sleeves and high waistline dates the silhouette to around 1825. Her dress is worn with ankle-length pantaloons, slipperettes and a beaded necklace. Her doll is dressed in the same style with cropped hair and a dress tied at the back with a ribbon bow and with similarly wide sleeves.
The silhouette is cut out and neatly gilded with a watercolour wash base. It is set in what appears to be the original bird’s eye maple frame with a gilt slip. Apart from a single spot to the left side, the silhouette is in fine condition.
Item Ref. 6940
Size: framed, 221 x 184mm (9 x 7¼")