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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 623

    SAMUEL METFORD OF SOMERSET (BRITISH, 1810-1896)

    Price Realised  

    SAMUEL METFORD OF SOMERSET (BRITISH, 1810-1896)
    A silhouette of a gentleman, a lady and their daughter
    signed 'S. Metford fecit' (lower left)
    black paper, wash heightened with gold
    9 x 10½ in. (23 x 27 cm.)
    Together with another silhouette, A gentleman seated, with his son holding a toy engine before him, and a watercolour, A gentleman and lady seated at a table by another hand, each in bird's-eye maple frames (3)


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    Samuel Metford was a well known silhouette artist in the 19th century and worked in both Britain and America, a characteristic feature of his work is the embellishment and gold detailing which he often applied to his silhouettes.

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    Provenance

    The first - The Sue McKechnie Collection, no. 228.


    Literature

    British silhouette artists and their work, Sue McKechnie, p. 33. fig. 539.