Silhouettes

By Rosanna Holmes,
10th September 2009 - 14:23

 

Popular end-of-pier entertainment from the 18th century right up until the 1930s, a silhouette took five minutes to complete and cost as little as one shilling. Artists to lust after include Augustin Edouart and Hubert Leslie, but other examples, such as those pictured above, are still reasonably priced, so snap them up now.
 
 
Rectangular frame, £275; Oval frame, £265, bothby Hinton Gibbs; Rectangular frame with oval insert, £180,by H & J Walter, all from Wigs on the Green. WALLPAPER, ‘Longwood’, £37 per roll by Jane Churchill 
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