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Creator:
Seville, William, 1797-1866, creator.
Title(s):

Extraordinary talent, for a short time only ... you may have a correct likeness ... by that celebrated artist, Mr. Seville.

Published/Created:
[Alnwick] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1830]
Physical Description:
1 sheet ; 12 x 14 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC242 .S48 1830 Box
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Handbill.
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.
Form/Genre:
Advertisements.
Ephemera.
Handbills.
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