PAIR OF AMERICAN HOLLOW-CUT SILHOUETTES, OF RICHMOND, VA ASSOCIATION, paper, comprising two bust-length depictions, a young woman and a young man, both with extensive watercolor highlights, he with additional cut-paper applique embellishment. Female sitter inscribed "Aunt Sarah Bryant" verso and male sitter with faint inscription verso. Old collection sticker inscribed "Bacon / 2 / 5" verso of male sitter. Each housed under glass with reverse-painted matte in a period gilt frame. Reportedly from the Bryant family of Richmond, VA. Circa 1810-1830. 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" sight, 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" OA (each). Provenance: From a private Albemarle Co., VA collection.
Loss to corner of silhouette paper female sitter. He with toning and area of light discoloration right edge. Wear to frames. Reverse-painting possibly later.