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Lot 0199
British School
(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.


All three in generally very good condition with overall toning of paper. "Man in Coat" with a few small areas of discoloration at the neck and next to chin. All consistent with age and material.

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