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198 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Silhouettes'

A selection of portraits where the medium is a silhouette. See also: 'in profile' (Genre).

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Oliver Goldsmith, by Unknown artist - NPG 676

Oliver Goldsmith

by Unknown artist
watercolour and Chinese white on laid paper, circa 1770?
NPG 676

William Magee, by John Field - NPG 5213

William Magee

by John Field
silhouette, 1800s or 1810s
NPG 5213

William Marsden, attributed to Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(85)

William Marsden

attributed to Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
silhouette, 1818
NPG 316a(85)

Jeremy Bentham, by John Field - NPG 3068

Jeremy Bentham

by John Field
plaster, the profile in flat brown paint with highlights in gold powder, circa 1823
NPG 3068

Catherine Lear, by Unknown artist - NPG 1759c

Catherine Lear

by Unknown artist
silhouette, circa 1830s
NPG 1759c

George Hudson and his family, by Unknown artist, probably associated with Hubard Gallery, possibly by  Samuel Thomas Gill, possibly by  E.G.A. Norman - NPG 5886

George Hudson and his family

by Unknown artist, probably associated with Hubard Gallery, possibly by Samuel Thomas Gill, possibly by E.G.A. Norman
cut-out silhouettes with watercolour background, circa 1837
NPG 5886

Jane Murray, by Augustin Edouart - NPG 1638a

Jane Murray

by Augustin Edouart
silhouette, 1837
NPG 1638a