The Mysterious B. Hunt

16th June 2023

This silhouette was purchased a few years ago in the belief that it was by Jolliffe who was active during the mid to late eighteenth century and who, in addition to cutting, painted half-length profiles on flat glass. He used a needle to scratch out the sitter’s hair and set the profile within a decorative border. These elements are all present in this profile. Upon opening the frame, it therefore came as a surprise to… (show more)

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