PAIR OF ANSON NEWELL (ELLINGTON, CONNECTICUT, 19TH CENTURY) ATTRIBUTED, HOLLOW-CUT SILHOUETTES, paper with black fabric backing, bust-length depictions of a man and woman, probably husband and wife, both with watercolor highlights, and he with additional cut-paper applique embellishments. No signature located. Housed under glass in likely original red-painted frames fitted with likely original clinched wire hangers and pine backboards. Circa 1840. 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" sight, 5 1/8" x 4 1/8" OA (each). Reference: For similar examples attributed to the artist see Antiques Associates at West Townsend, Item 336-131. Provenance: From a private Albemarle Co., VA collection.
Good overall condition with minor overall toning and foxing to both examples. She with stain upper edge.