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Silhouette

1922.151 (RS5034)

Description

This hollow cut, double cut (shoulder area cut separately from head) silhouette portrait of a man facing left is set over a black ground. The details for hair and waistcoat were drawn in with ink. It is mounted in an oval brass spandrel frame with reed and bead borders.

Details

Maker
Possibly Chamberlain, William (Artist)
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"probably Wm Chamberlain / abt 1820" (Pencil)
Location of origin
Probably American
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in x 4 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.151
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
103798

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