significant Carew Rice silhouette 1931
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This is a unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Carew Rice original silhouette that I believe is significant for several reasons. The scene depicts a Civil War widow and her companion. There is a cut stylized monogram and an ink signature along with the handwritten caption: "Black and White from Life - Carew Rice 2-20-31 Knoxville, Tenn." On the back is written: "An old soldier's widow and her crony and companion, a genuine old Alabama negro 'Mauma,' visited the Governor Blount mansion. (Both fed by the widow's pension). Carew Rice." This is about as early as an original Carew Rice comes, and as far as I know it is the only silhouette he cut from life of someone with a Civil War connection with the exception of one of a veteran, which was a portrait, not a scene. I would suggest mounting this between two pieces of glass to display the back as well as the front. It looks like the stock was neatly torn from a larger piece as two edges are irregular. There is slight discoloration on the right size as you can see. Image size is 5.75 x 5.5" and the stock size is 9 x 7. I will insure at my expense. Good luck, and thank you for your interest.