Addington, Charlotte

Gender:
Female
Date and place of birth:
Unknown
Date and place of death:
Unknown
Worked:
(fl) c 1810
Known places of work:
London
Known techniques:
Cut paper
Known materials:
Paper
Frames:
Hogarth type
Signature:
Recorded

Introduction:

Only one example of the work of Charlotte Addington has been discovered, a composition piece of 11 figures cut in the early nineteenth century. However, it is distinctive for its artistic composition and neoclassical style.

Little is known of Miss. Addington’s biography or career. Indeed it is uncertain whether or not she was a professional profilist. The one known example of her work is however clearly signed ‘Miss Charlotte Addington’ on the reverse and framed with a Hogarth type frame popular in the period.

It is difficult to make assumptions about Miss. Addington’s style from the small amount of evidence available. However, her work does show an eye for composition, balancing the heights and placement of 11 figures cut ‘all in a row’. These figures wear contemporary early nineteenth century costume presented in a neoclassical style, with one female figure bearing an urn on her head. Overall Miss. Addington remains a very mysterious artist in need of future research. 

Additional research about Charlotte Addington:

Source: McKechnie (Author of, British Silhouette Artists and their Work 1760-1860)

Addington, Charlotte (British Silhouette..., Section 1, 1978)