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Lot 0947
Auguste Edouart
(French, active U.K., U.S., 1789-1861)

"Large Portrait Silhouette of the Families of Dr. John Clarke (1773-1846) and of Ferdinand Andrews (b. 1794)", Saratoga Springs, New York", 1840

paper cut-outs on sepia ink/wash
signed, localized and dated "Aug. 1840" lower center, frame backing with "E. Grosvenor Paine" sales label and label with information from Mrs. F. Nevill Jackson's book.
Glazed in a period bird's-eye maple frame.
sight 15-1/2" x 35-1/2", framed 21-1/2" x 41-1/2"

Provenance: Collection of Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1994), London, New York and New Orleans; L. F. Antique Show, 1977; Hanes & Ruskin Antiques, Old Lyme, Connecticut, 2012; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.

Literature: Mrs. F. Nevill Jackson, Ancestors in Silhouette Cut by Auguste Edouart. New York: John Lane Co., 1921, pp. 192, 198-199.

Condition

In generally good condition with overall toning of paper and a few scattered areas of foxing. Visible central vertical crease. Scattered creasing; seated woman at right with corresponding lifting of paper; top of head of woman standing at right. Old repairs: dress and foot of woman standing at left; bottom half of coat, top of head, and feet of man standing at right; neck of figure at left; possible repair to top of head of woman standing at right. Some abrading and slight losses to paper including in figure of man with cane at left; standing woman at right; standing man at right. Likely innate circular mark at cushion at left. All consistent with age and material.

Starting Bid

$2,400.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Auguste Edouart (French, 1789-1861)

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