History of Silhouettes

Articles about silhouette history and a wide range of historical silhouettists whose work interests Charles or has influenced him for one reason or another.

Pair of April Fielding silhouettes

April Fielding, the Crystal Palace Silhouettistte

THE ENGLISH SILHOUETTISTTE April Fielding (her description, not mine) has been hard to bring out of the shadows. Until this month, I didn’t even know her name! I only recognised a series of well-cut postcard silhouettes, made in the 1900s, embellished with graphite and initialled “AF”.

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