Youth in Profile

Circa 1800


This charming silhouette shows a boy with short blonde curls wearing a skeleton suit with a row of buttons running down it over a white stock tied in a knot.

The profile is finely painted in black and translucent shades of grey with Chinese white used to highlight the neck tie and the coat buttons. A needle has been used to scratch in the texture and detail of the hair.

It is set in a narrow rose gold frame that is glazed on the reverse to show a blonde curl of hair laid on cream silk.  Perfectly sized to wear on a chain as a pendant.

Item Ref. 7385

Size: framed, 46 x 37mm