Rare Walter Jorden Pair

Circa 1786


A well-documented pair of silhouettes painted on glass by Walter Jorden.

Jorden painted two sizes of silhouettes, these being of the larger size reverse painted on flat glass with the artist’s distinctive double-loop bustline. Original hammered brass frames.

Little is known about the life and career of Walter Jorden (active 1776-1786) and his brother Richard who worked in and around the Welsh borders.

Item Ref. 5458

Size: framed, 240 x 172mm (9½ x 7")

Provenance: Gutteridge Collection; Christie's, November 1988; Private New York Collection

Literature: British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860, plates 173 & 1123