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Silhouette Portrait

1926.603 (RS5089)

Description

Bust length silhouette portrait cut from black paper with gold paint details of a man facing right, set on cream paper and mounted in a painted black wood frame with gilt inner border.

Details

Maker
Possibly Hubard, William James (Artist)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"AT THE HUBARD GALLERY. / An exact likeness, with a Frame & Glass / may invariably be had for ONE Shilling. / The curious and much admired Art of cut- / ingout Likenesses with common Scissors, / originated in this Establishment, in 1822. / MASTER HUBARD was the first youth / know to possess the extraordinary talent of / delineating Profile Likenesses with Scissors; / and his works, consisting of Military, Archi - / tectural & other subjects, are still considered / the finest specimens of the Papyrotomic Art. / In 1823, Master Hubard was presented with an expensive Silver Pallette, by the / Glasgow Philosophical Society, and by that / Society his Exhibition was first designated / the "HUBARD GALLERY," & by which name / it is now universally known in all the princi - / pal Towns in Great Britain, Ireland, the / United States, and the Canadas." (Newspaper clipping)
Location of origin
New York
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
People and organizations
Howard, Jonathan, Mr.
Dimensions
6 in x 4 7/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.603
GUSN
103957

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