Silhouette (circa 1870)

Duncan Davidson RN


Gouache, pen, and ink

52 x 44 cm

Captain Duncan George Davidson was born in 1833 served in the Royal Navy. He became a Captain in 1872 and captained H.M.S. Serapis between 1876 and 1879; he retired a year later.

Prior to photography, silhouettes were the easiest way of recording a person’s appearance. This set might record the group present at a country house party, a wedding, or other similar convivial occasion.

Condition: generally very good.

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