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Folk Art Watercolor Silhouette with Brilliant Blue Dress
New England, ca. 1835. Watercolor and ink on paper. Elegant young woman with hollow-cut head and hair comb sitting high on top of her slender neck. Her gaze is to the right with body in three-quarter posture. Her hair is painted about the edges of her head which is further ornamented. Note the delicate pendent-on-chain. Color remains in terrific bright condition catching one's eye from even across the room. Old repaired tear. Period brass frame of 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Painted silhouettes like this example are scarce. See A Loving Likeness, page 51 for another silhouette in blue dress likely by the same hand.
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