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Augustin Edouart

(1789-1861), Artist

Artist associated with 28 portraits
One of the most famous silhouette artists of the nineteenth century. Born in Dunkerque, he left France in 1814, and established himself in London, where he began his career making portraits from hair. In 1825, he began work as a silhouette portraitist, taking full-length likenesses in profile by cutting out black paper with scissors. Edouart spent fifteen years touring England and in 1829 arrived in Edinburgh. He remained there for three years, during which time he produced some five thousand likenesses. His sitters included the exiled French royal family of Charles X, and many leading figures of Scottish society, including writer Sir Walter Scott and artist William Dyce.

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John Liston, after Augustin Edouart - NPG 3098

John Liston

after Augustin Edouart
ink, (1826)
NPG 3098

Hannah More, by Augustin Edouart - NPG 4501

Hannah More

by Augustin Edouart
cut black paper with wash, 1827
NPG 4501

Adam Sedgwick, by Augustin Edouart - NPG 4502

Adam Sedgwick

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG 4502

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Augustin Edouart - NPG 1638

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1830-1831
NPG 1638

Jane Murray, by Augustin Edouart - NPG 1638a

Jane Murray

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1837
NPG 1638a

Unknown man; John Liston, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D403

Unknown man; John Liston

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, September 1826
NPG D403

Mr Stawell; Unknown man; Colonel Jones, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D404

Mr Stawell; Unknown man; Colonel Jones

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 11 September 1826
NPG D404

Ashurst Turner Gilbert, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D389

Ashurst Turner Gilbert

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1827
NPG D389

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D381

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D381

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D382

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D382

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D383

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D383

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D384

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D384

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D385

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D385

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D386

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D386

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D387

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D387

Charles Simeon, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D388

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D388

John Keate, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D393

John Keate

by Augustin Edouart
cut paper silhouette, 1828
NPG D393

Alexander Hope, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D390

Alexander Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D390

Henry Philip Hope, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D391

Henry Philip Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D391

Henry Philip Hope, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D392

Henry Philip Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D392

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