(French, act. U.K., U.S., 1789-1861)
Four American Portrait Bust Silhouettes
each paper cut-out on card, some heightened with chalk
including two ladies, one inscribed "'Tis Fanny" (probably Fanny Eckley of Boston) and two gentlemen, one localized "Boston", the other with Edouart's 1825-1826 trade label en verso, the first three signed and dated "1842" en recto below bust.
The first glazed and framed alike, the fourth glazed in an oval surround with an ebonized frame.
sights 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" to 4-5/8" x 3-5/8", framed 6" x 4-7/8" to 6-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Provenance: Peggy McClard American and Folk Art, Houston, Texas; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi.
Literature: Eckley portrait in Mrs. Nevill Jackson, Ancestors in Silhouette Cut by Auguste Edouart. New York: John Lane Co., 1921, p. 203