(French, active U.K., U.S., 1789-1861)
Two Silhouette Portraits of New York Clergy
paper cut-outs and gouache on lithographs
including "(By Repute) Reverend Benjamin Clarke Cutler, D.D., Rector of St. Anne's Church, Brooklyn, on a Garden Terrace", Saratoga, Aug. 14, 1844; and "(Probably) A Young Reverend in the Library Rectory Overlooking the Church", Saratoga, Aug. 4, 1843.
Each signed, dated and localized lower center left.
Each glazed in a period wood frame.
sights 10-1/4" x 6-3/4" and 10-3/4" x 7", respectively; each framed 13-3/4" x 10-1/2"
Provenance: Hanes and Ruskin Antiques, Old Lyme, Connecticut; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Literature: Reverend Cutler in Mrs. Nevill Jackson, Ancestors in Silhouette Cut by Auguste Edouart. New York: John Lane Co., 1921, p. 200.