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Auguste Edouart
(French, active U.K., U.S., 1789-1861)

"Silhouette Portrait of Mrs. Emma R. Adam (1798-1875) and Her Children, William John Jr., Thomas, Elizabeth Rebecca and Jane Lucy", Cheltenham, Aug. 6, 1836

paper cut-outs on card
sitters identified and localized "Museum Cheltenham" lower margin, artist and date identified on Peggy McClard Antiques card on frame backing.
Glazed in a period bird's-eye maple frame.
sight 9-1/2" x 13-1/2", framed 12-1/2" x 16-1/2"

Provenance: Collection of Mrs. F. Nevill Jackson (1861-1947), London, U.K.; Peggy McClard American and Folk Art, Houston, Texas; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.

Literature: Mrs. Nevill Jackson, Ancestors in Silhouette Cut by Auguste Edouart. New York: John Lane Co., 1921, p. 113.


In generally good condition with overall toning of paper and scattered pinprick-sized areas of foxing/discoloration. Staining at right and left sides. Old repair at mid-left at figure's elbow with corresponding creasing to paper at elbow. A few faint creases. All consistent with age and material.

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Auguste Edouart (French, 1789-1861)

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jul 28, 2018
New Orleans, LA, USA