Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-103957

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

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE

Inscription

"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)

Associated Person

Howard, Jonathan, Mr.

Additional Identification Number

3702

Maker

Possibly Hubard, William James (Artist)

Location of Origin

New York

Dimensions

6 in x 4 7/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1926.603