|Creator||Edouart, Auguste (1798-1861)|
|Dimensions||H-10.875 W-7.375 inches|
|Description||This is a silhouette of W. Ratoli on heavy card stock. The silhouette is applied black paper. It is a full length shadow image of Ratoli. He is wearing a suit with a double breasted frock coat and holds a trumpet. The background is a pencil sketch of a music room with piano and large window. In the lower left corner is "Aug'' Edouart ____ / Lexington June 1st 1844" in brown ink.|
Ratoli was listed as a 32 year old musician in Lexington in the 1850 census.
Auguste Amant Constant Fidèle Edouart (1789–1861) was a French-born portrait artist who worked in England, Scotland and the United States in the 19th century. He specialized in silhouette portraits.
|Collection||KHS Museum Collection|
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|