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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 Keate, by Augustin Edouart - NPG D393

John Keate

by Augustin Edouart
cut paper silhouette, 1828
NPG D393

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