Pair by Richard Jorden

Circa 1785


A rare pair of well-provenanced silhouettes reverse painted on flat glass by Richard Jorden. Originally backed with a second piece of glass coated with gesso, only the lady retains this. Original pressed brass fronted frames.

Little is known about the life and career of Richard Jorden (active 1779 – circa 1785) and his brother Walter who worked in and around the Welsh borders.

Item Ref. 5544

Size: framed, 120 x 102mm (4¾ x 4")

Provenance: Earl Cathcart Collection, Sotheby's June 1979 ; Private Collection, New York