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Silhouette Portrait

1947.43B (RS5208)

Description

Silhouette cut from black paper and set on white paper of a man preaching from a pulpit with one arm reaching forward clasping a pair of spectacles, mounted in a veneered wood frame with black borders.

Details

Label
Augustin Edouart cut this silhouette of Rev. Charles Simeon (1759-1836) in 1828. The Rev. Simeon attended Eton College before King's College in Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1782. The following year he was made Vicar of Trinity Church, Cambridge. While he never held the Doctorate, the Reverend Simeon remained a Fellow and a Vicar in Cambridge until his death in 1836. This silhouette is one of a series Edouart cut of Simeon in in the pulpit.
Maker
Edouart, Auguste (Artist)
Date
1828
Inscriptions
Front: "Aug Edouart fecit 1828"
Reverse: "The / Famous / Oxford / Divine - / Dr. Simson. / cut By / Edouart / Signed, August, 1828 - " (This label was created by the donor and reflects her understanding of the subject's biographical details)
Location of origin
England
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Silhouette
silhouettes
People and organizations
Simson, Dr.
Dimensions
10 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.43B
GUSN
103885
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