Project Description

David Barclay Chapman 19th century silhouette

David Barclay Chapman (Wansted 1799 – London 1891). Partner in the bank that became – in 1896 – the Limited Company Barclay & Co.

Gouache, pen and ink collage, in rosewood veneer frame

52 x 44 cm

Prior to photography, silhouettes were the easiest way of recording a person’s appearance. The present set c. 1850 possibly records those present at a country house party or a wedding.

Framed £580 each, unframed £380. More available

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