1934 Reverse Painted C & A Richards Silhouettes
Pair of 1934 silhouettes, reverse painted on glass, nicely shadow box framed, from C & A Richards in Boston, Massachusetts. Entitled "First Dancing Lesson" and "First Music Lesson", these matched pieces depict young girls in colonial times receiving instruction from a teacher in powdered wig and frock coat. The figures are situated in mirror image rooms with Palladian windows, candle sconces, oval portraits, formal draperies, and checkerboard floors. Each piece is painted in predominantly black and gold, with touches of blue and pink. In tiny letters in the lower left corner of each painting is a copyright symbol and "C A RICHARDS 1934". Each framed piece measures about 6 inches high, 6.5 inches wide, and 1.5 inches deep. The backs are covered in black faux leather and have a brass ring for hanging, a swing-out stand, and a paper label that is numbered "155" and titled. Condition is very good. The pieces are intact and undamaged; the backs show some wear. Shipping / packaging will be $11.00.
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