A collection of twelve (12) assorted miniature silhouette portraits, late 18th century to circa 1920, including cut paper and watercolor painted examples. Includes one (1) male and one (1) female, both in matching round ebonized frames, identified en verso as Joseph Robbins (1787-1881) and his wife, Elizabeth Steward Robbins (1790-1861), of Monmouth County, New Jersey; one (1) male and one (1) female cut paper and watercolor silhouettes in matching giltwood Neoclassical style frames, verso of female with inscription possibly dated 1920: "These silhouettes are to go to Peggy Elizabeth Barnes, her father being at this time pastor of the Overbrook PA Pres. Church. Rev. George Barnes." (Both have discoloration to paper, male portrait has a couple of tears to background, female portrait has blistering to background). Also included are four (4) cut black paper silhouettes on laid paper in grain painted frames, one (1) of a man in peaked hat with ebonized frame; one (1) of a woman with upswept hair in giltwood frame, and two (2) circa 1920 silhouettes in oval giltwood frames having Washington, DC framer's labels en verso (female 1920s portrait has a full crease across bottom quarter of portrait, affecting image). Sizes range from 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" to 5 1/2" x 7". CONDITION: All with toning and light fading, some with small tears/creases and stains; see item description for additional condition information.
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