Ostrich Feathers

Circa 1820


This neatly painted full-length silhouette shows a child in a short-sleeved dress, bootees and a delightful and eye-catching bonnet trimmed with ostrich feathers and tied under the chin with a ribbon bow. The toy whip suggests it is a little boy.

Painted in shades of black with gold highlights reserved for the hair only and set in a handsome burr walnut frame with a gilt slip. There is a small area of loss to the veneer on one corner and slight age darkening to the card, as would be expected, but otherwise in fine condition and ready to hang.

Item Ref. 7165

Size: framed, 258 x 210mm (10¼ x 8½")