Jane Parminter, Elizabeth Parminter, Mr Frend, John Parminter and Mrs Frend
Francis Torond (1742-1812)
This Parminter family silhouette was drawn in black and white ink by Francis Torond (1742-1812), a Huguenot refugee from France. The picture is dated 1783 and shows Jane and Elizabeth Parminter at far left. Jane is depicted standing, watering a potted plant while Elizabeth is shown seated, using a wooden bobbin winder (see NT 1312587).
Silhouette, painted, Jane Parminter, Elizabeth Parminter, Mr Frend, John Parminter and Mrs Frend by Francis Torond (1742-1812). A Parminter family group, labelled on reverse (see D/17b) 'A family piece taken when living in Grenville Street, London in the year 1783. My cousin Mrs Jane Parminter watering a stage of plants. Miss Elisabeth Parminter her sister netting - Mr Frend reading. Mr John Parminter her brother playing on a mandolin and Mrs Frend her sister playing on the Harpsichord'. Painted by Francis Torond (1742-1812) Family attribution. In gilt frame. Framed by Richards, The Strand.
Makers and roles
Francis Torond (1742-1812), Silhouettist