Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
August 14, 2010 03:00 PMCalender

Silhouette Portrait of a Lady in a Blue Dress

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Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509Location: MarlboroughDate / Time: August 15, 2010 10:00AM


Silhouette Portrait of a Lady in a Blue Dress, America, c. 1830, unsigned, hollow-cut paper applied to black paper with watercolor details, including red beaded necklace and green sash on the blue dress, (toning),3 5/8 x 3 1/4 in., in a period molded giltwood frame.
Estimate $300-500

The silhouette was applied to a piece of black paper at time of rendering, the toned shadow of the paper shows through to the surface.