A fine profile of a horse and spaniel
A fine profile of a horse and spaniel
A fine profile of a horse and spaniel
A fine profile of a horse and spaniel

ROYAL VICTORIA GALLERY HENRY ALBERT, BROTHER FREDERICK AND FATHER JOHN FRITH (founded c.1830)

A fine profile of a horse and spaniel

1847 United Kingdom

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cut -out and bronzed with hint of landscape background in watercolour.
signed and dated 1847, set in the original birds eye maple wood frame.

The Royal Victoria Gallery was managed by three artistic members of the Frith family. Brothers Frederick (who used the signature "F.") and Henry Albert (known as "H.A.") touted their talents as “PAPRYOTOMIST[s] to His Late as well as to her present Most Gracious Majesty, and to whom most of the brilliant Court of the United Kingdom have sat for Their Likenesses. . .” They claimed to have cut “many Thousand Likenesses” and to being able to complete the cutting with their “Talismanic Scissors” in only one minute.
The embellishment of the Royal Victoria Gallery silhouettes is of the highest quality.. Sue McKenzie notes in her book, British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860, that signed examples tend to show that Fredrick Frith was capable of painting backgrounds in a more finished style than his brother. Also, the bronzing in some of F. Frith’s signed examples exhibits more expertly rendered work with more extreme highlighting than H.A. Frith’s signed work.
This is a fine and rare horse silhouette by Frederick Frith
Private English Collection
To be featured in the forthcoming book on the Royal Victoria Gallery by Noel Tozer
Dimensions
Height 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Stock Code
4310
Medium
cut-out and bronzed
Signed/Inscribed
signed and dated 1847 on the oberse
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