Extraordinary talent, for a short time only ... you may have a correct likeness ... by that celebrated artist, Mr. Seville.
- [Alnwick] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1830]
- Physical Description:
- 1 sheet ; 12 x 14 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsNC242 .S48 1830 BoxYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
Full transcription: "Extraordinary talent. For a short time only, at Mr. Bain's market place, Alnwick, you may have a correct likeness for sixpence!!! Cut with common scissors! In a few seconds! Without either drawing, or that school-boy auxiliary a machine, by that celebrated artist Mr. Seville from Manchester. Profiles elegantly finished in bronze one shilling each extra. Full length figures, animals, &c. 5s. each cut in any attitude. Families attended. Open from eleven till three, and from six till nine, evening."
William Seville started working as a silhouette artist in Manchester shortly before 1820, and soon thereafter travelled widely as an itinerant artist.
- Subject Terms:
- Artists -- Great Britain.Portraits -- Great Britain.
- IIIF Manifest:
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Seville, William, 1797-1866, Extraordinary talent, for a short time only ... you may have a correct likeness ... by that celebrated artist, Mr. Seville, [approximately 1830]
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