A full-length profile of a Gentleman
A full-length profile of a Gentleman
A full-length profile of a Gentleman

JOHN WOODHOUSE (worked 1810-1839)

A full-length profile of a Gentleman

1840 United Kingdom

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The sitter is shown holding a fashionable tasseled stick
Complete with instructions from the artist The Picture to be placed upon a side or back light not exceeding 4 ft. 6 ins. in height from the ground floor.

Most of the charm of Woodhouse's full-length silhouettes lies in the lightly painted backgrounds, which have a ghostly look, apparently achieved by light touching with an almost dry brush, while density in the background decoration is effected with a coarser brush. On the profile itself, such details as the sitter's hand, or the lining of a coat, are also rendered in this fashion. Hair seems to have been drawn entirely with the needle. Woodhouse does not seem to have used the fingerprinting.

Works by Woodhouse are relatively rare . Dated 1840, this is a late example of John's work.
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painted on the reverse of glass
Signed on the reverse and dated July 1840
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