Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Cut silhouette mounted on cream paper, signed and dated 1953, titled to mount, further inscribed "For 'Danny' / Lo Hardy," framed under glass.
Frame dimensions 7 1/4 x 9 in.
Dubbed "America's greatest silhouettist" by Carl Sandburg, Carew Rice expanded beyond the traditional craft by creating bold miniature landscapes and scenes in a difficult and precise medium. He cut his first silhouette in the 1930s and passed the tradition down to his grandson. In 2005, the South Carolina State Museum exhibited a collection of his work in celebration of the Rice family's 75th year of silhouette making.
Light toning and several small spots of foxing to mount; area of mildew to top of teepee; not examined out of the frame.