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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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3098

John Liston

after Augustin Edouart
ink, (1826)
NPG 3098

4501

Hannah More

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

4502

Adam Sedgwick

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG 4502

1638

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1830-1831
NPG 1638

1638a

Jane Murray

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1837
NPG 1638a

D403

Unknown man; John Liston

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, September 1826
NPG D403

D404

Mr Stawell; Unknown man; Colonel Jones

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 11 September 1826
NPG D404

D389

Ashurst Turner Gilbert

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1827
NPG D389

D381

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D381

D383

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D383

D385

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D385

D387

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D387

D388

Charles Simeon

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1828
NPG D388

D393

John Keate

by Augustin Edouart
cut paper silhouette, 1828
NPG D393

D390

Alexander Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D390

D391

Henry Philip Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D391

D392

Henry Philip Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D392

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Henry Philip Hope

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1829
NPG D440