Serenity in a Vase

Attributed to Crowhurst


A well-painted silhouette of a matronly figure in a pretty indoor cap with ribbon ties and a charcoal dress with a fine lace collar fastened with a gold brooch. She is seated on a sabre-legged chair, the seat outlined in gilt with a touch of red, by a pedestal table with an eye-catching glass vase filled with a spray of blue (for serenity) flowers.

The silhouette is painted on card and is in bright clean condition. It is attributed to George Angelo Crowhurst on stylistic grounds, namely the use of colour highlights in particular that of Wedgwood blue. Crowhurst was working between about 1827 and 1844 in and around the popular resort of Brighton.

The silhouette is housed in a bird’s eye maple veneer frame with a gilt slip.

Item Ref. 5030

Size: framed, 337 x 236mm (12¼ x 9¼")