[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 2]
Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified woman facing left. Her hair tapers to the nape of her neck. A small lock of hair hangs over her forehead.
Cutting portraits, generally in profile, from black card became popular in the mid-18th century, though the term silhouette was seldom used until the early decades of the 19th century, and the tradition has continued under this name into the 21st century.