An Elegant Lady

Circa 1830


This is an attractive cut and gilded silhouette of an elegant young lady seated, book in hand, on a bergere armchair, her feet resting on a small stool. Her dress is buckled at the waist and has a deep lace collar fastened with a brooch and full sleeves that taper towards the cuff. Her hair has been swept back into a knot with long ringlets framing her face.

The silhouette is cut and finely gilded with a grey watercolour wash base. It is presented in a handsome burr maple frame with a narrow gilt slip. Excellent condition.

Item Ref. 5264

Size: framed, 345 x 296mm (13½ x 11⅝")