J L Maginn c1850
J L Maginn c1850
J L Maginn c1850
J L Maginn c1850

J L Maginn c1850

c. 1850 England

Offered by Cynthia Walmsley


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A silhouette, profile left of an 18th century naval officer. He is wearing a jacket, white chemise, frilled cravat and a tricorn hat with cockade. His hair is held in a Ramillies plait with a black ribbon.

The silhouette is partly cut from paper and has pencil details on the card, signed on the reverse and held in a papier mache frame with brass acorn and mount. The reverse bears 2 Collection labels, Andrew Ransford Collection No.93 and the remnants of Dudley Bendall's Collection label. The reverse also bears Maginn's signature " J L Maginn/Artist"

It seems that Maginn must have copied this silhouette from an earlier 18th century silhouettist as the sitter is wearing a uniform that pre-dates Maginn by about 50 years. The date of the officer's uniform would be consistent with a date of about 1780.
Andrew Ransford Collection was sold at Bonhams November 1999 and the silhouette was thence in the Dudley Bendall Collection.
Height 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Width 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
External Height 13.50 cm (5.31 inches)
External Width 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
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Card and pencil
J L Maginn
Cynthia Walmsley

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