Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Joseph Lea and Sarah Robeson Lea with Their Unmarried Children
Companion to Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2002-6-1
Augustin Amant Constant Fidèle Edouart, French, 1789 - 1861
Cut paper adhered to sheets of beige wove paper, with details drawn in brown ink and brown washes over graphite
Currently not on view
2002-6-2125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Mrs. Samuel R. Shipley III in honor of Harvey S. Shipley Miller, 2002
LabelA prolific silhouette artist, Augustin Edouart came to Philadelphia in 1843 and made over 350 cuttings of local residents. To make a silhouette, he took a piece of paper, white on one side and black on the other, folded the black side in, sketched his subject's profile in pencil on the white side, and then cut out the shape. He was a master of detail, as evidenced here in his inclusion of the Lea family's toys, flower baskets, and walking sticks.