Brooke, Harriet

Gender:
Female
Date and place of birth:
Unknown
Date and place of death:
Unknown
Worked:
(fl) Presumed 1805
Known places of work:
Presumed Stanley Place
Known techniques:
Cut paper
Known materials:
Paper
Frames:
Unknown
Signature:
Not Recorded

Introduction:

There is a scrapbook in the Patton Collection which has the following written on it “Harriet Brooke, from her affectionate God-mother Barbara Anne Townshend, November 4th 1805, Stanley Place.” Inside are silhouette cuttings with inscriptions underneath them in a child’s handwriting, followed by children’s stories and illustrations. Harriet Brooke was not an artist, but her scrapbook shows the part that silhouette cutting played in education at the time.

Additional research about Harriet Brooke:

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

Brooke, Harriet (McKechnie Section 1)