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Lot 0104
Auguste Edouart
(French, act. U.K., U.S., 1789-1861)

Three Portrait Silhouettes of a British Captain, Nobleman and Merchant"

each paper cut-out on card
including "Royal Navy Captain William Corles, Esq. (1788-1841)", sight 12-5/8" x 6-1/4"; "Robert Gray, Esq. of Carntyne, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1756-1833)", March 14, 1832, sight 10-3/4" x 5-3/4"; and "William Wyman, Carver and Gilder, Clare St., Bristol", May 29, 1827, sight 10-5/8" x 7-1/4".
Each with keyhole-cut inscription en verso, the last two with Edouart stencils, the first and third with sitters' names en recto.
Each glazed in a period bird's-eye-maple frame.
framed 15-5/8" x 9-1/4", 13-5/8" x 8-5/8" and 13-7/8" x 10-1/4", respectively

Provenance: Wyman silhouette- Collection of Mrs. F. Nevill Jackson (1861-1947), London, U.K.; Estate of Dr. Carroll Ball, Jackson, Mississippi; Peggy McClard American and Folk Art, Houston, Texas.
All three silhouettes


Literature: Mrs. Nevill Jackson, Ancestors in Silhouette Cut by Auguste Edouart. New York: John Lane Co., 1921, pp. 66 (illustrated), 126, 137 and 239.

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  • 25%

Auguste Edouart, (French, 1789-1861)

Estimate $400 - $700Nov 8, 2018
New Orleans, LA, USA