Pair by Richard Jorden
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