Item #CL206-7 [Profiles Of Two Sisters]. Auguste Edouart, 1789–1861 French.
[Profiles Of Two Sisters]
[Profiles Of Two Sisters]
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[Profiles Of Two Sisters]

1838. Pair of silhouette cut-outs, signed, dated and captioned in ink below each image, 18.8 x 8.6cm (approx. each). Old mount burn. Framed.

Captions read “Sophia Avery” and “Charlotte Avery.”

Born in Dunkirk, Auguste Edouart “left France in 1814, and established himself in London, where he began his career making portraits from hair. In 1825, he began work as a silhouette portraitist, taking full-length likenesses in profile by cutting out black paper with scissors. Edouart spent fifteen years touring England and in 1829 arrived in Edinburgh. He remained there for three years, during which time he produced some 5000 likenesses. Edouart travelled in the United States in about 1839–49, visiting New York, Boston, and other locales. He later returned to France, where he worked on smaller silhouettes. They included one of the most notable writers of this period, Victor Hugo [French, 1802–1885].” Ref: Wiki.

Edouart’s work is held by a number of international institutions including National Portrait Gallery (UK); Smithsonian (USA).

Item #CL206-7

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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