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Lot 0953
Attributed to William Henry Brown
(American, Charleston/Philadelphia, 1808-1883)

"Silhouette Portraits of Two Gentlemen"

paper cut-outs on lithographs
each unsigned.
Glazed in near matching period bird's-eye-maple frames.

each sight 13-1/2" x 9-1/2", framed 16-1/2" x 12-1/2".

Provenance: Peggy McClard American and Folk Art, Houston, Texas; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.


Both in overall fair condition. Man in Top Hat: Overall toning of paper. Scattered areas of soiling/discoloration especially around figure's head, shoulder, chest and feet. Faint water stain to right of figure. Abrading/loss of paper at upper left in trees. Thin vertical stain at lower right. All consistent with age and usage. Man Before Window: Overall toning of paper. Areas of soiling/discoloration at mid-right above head, right of chest and along mid-right edge. Old repairs (re-attachment) of both legs below the knee with corresponding visible residue. Old circular repair at upper center edge with irregular surface and some loss. Small, scattered spots of fading to background and paper of silhouette. Losses to upper right corner.

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Attr. to Wm. Henry Brown (American, 1808-1883)

Estimate $800 - $1,200Jul 29, 2018