(First Half 19th Century)
Three Portrait Silhouettes
the Adolphe silhouette is black gouache, the other two are paper cut-outs, all three heightened with gold and white gouache
including Edgar Adolphe (active 1832-1846), "An African Man in the Vestment of a Porter/Valet ", 1840, signed, dated and inscribed en verso; (Attr.) Auguste Edouart (French, active U.K./U.S., 1789-1861), "A Lady with a Reticule Handbag", faintly monogrammed "AE"; "A Man in a Tailcoat", unsigned.
All three glazed and framed, the last two in period frames.
overall 13-3/4" x 8-1/4", 11" x 8-1/4" and 11" x 9-5/8", respectively
Provenance: The Adolphe silhouette, Hanes and Ruskin Antiques, Old Lyme, Connecticut.
All three silhouettes, Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.