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Silhouette

1925.629 (RS5053)

Description

Hollow cut silhouette portrait over black silk of a woman facing right, crudely painted body wearing green dress and holding a flower, mounted in a gilded wood frame. This artist is sometimes referred to as the "Puffy Sleeve" artist due to the naive but charming painted details that almost always include characteristic full sleeves.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1840
Location of origin
Probably American
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
Dimensions
5 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.629
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
103809

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