Material: Opaque Watercolor, gilt details, late frame
Additional Information: W.H. Beaumont flourished 1833-1850; worked in Cheltenham; See
Jackson, The History of Silhouettes. Details include lace fichu and cuffs, gilt earrings, red scarf.
Signed at lower left.
This handsome and agreeable gentleman with tawny color hair and matching eyes is
positioned against a lightly stippled background. The work is mounted within a brass
frame featuring canted front edges. Fine condition; nice size for wearing or hanging.
(1.75" x 2.25")
Martha Ann created these fascinating masterpiece silhouettes despite being born without the use of hands using only her mouth and scissors as tools of creation. A most exceptional accomplishment.
Silhouette signed on obverse, with "Cut by M. Huneywell with the astounding mouth" typewritten on verso.
Attractive eglomaise frame.
Overall dimensions: 4.75 by 5.5".
Inscribed in pencil on back of the wood frame, Colored man named Baltimore/lived in Troy, NY. Other portraits by this yet to be identified artist are found in the Karolik Collection, the Garbisch Collection; also, Sotheby Parke Bernet Americana Sale, New York, April 27, 29, and 30, 1997; lots 428, 429, 430, and 431.
Painted on embossed valentine envelopes, subjects seated in green upholstered chairs having yellow frames [catalog chair form 3]; he wears a black coat, white shirt and bowtie; she wears a black dress and elaborate white cap featuring a large rosette over her ear. These are within the artists later body of work; subjects identified by previous owner, John Walton, Griswold, Connecticut.
Literature: The Paintings of James S. Ellsworth – Itinerant Folk Artist, 1802-1873 by Lucy Mitchel, pp. 69 and 97, figures A149 and A150. (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1974)
(The paper on which the gentleman has been painted was reduced along the top and right margins; not affecting the portrait [top of cloud is missing]; mounted within period molded and paint decorated frame measuring: 7 by 5”, sight-size: 4.5 by 3”)
As depicted, each 1.25-inches diameter and mounted on a 1.75-inches diameter round piece of laid paper, one is painted with a scene of castle ruins by a river, the other depicts an American man o' war in full sail with Old Glory unfurled at the stern.
As depicted, the images with draped and looped curtains typical of this scarcely encountered hand...Sir Williamson, a known British commander is depicted wearing civilian dress with top hat and cane while Lady Williamson is positioned before a pianoforte holding rolled sheet music. The works are mounted within original gilt frames and are made all the more special by each retaining original artists labels. (Frame: 9.5 x 12 inches; view: 6.5 x 9 inches.)
Classic full-length Maentel profile depicting handsome young-man wearing long tail and high boots standing on grassy knoll Other than usual toning and creases, the work remains in excellent condition. (Frame: 8.75 by 12.5"; view: 6.75 by 10.5")
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