Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1828

GUSN

GUSN-103885

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

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
Silhouette

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.

Inscription

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)

Additional Identification Number

3617

Related Items

Title d Accession Number 1947.43 a

Maker

Edouart, Auguste (Artist)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1947.43B