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Silhouette Portrait

1938.449 (RS5154)

Description

Hollow cut bust length silhouette portrait set over loosely woven cloth of a woman facing left, mounted in a painted black molded wood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1823
Inscriptions
Ink: "Elizabeth A. Johnson / Boston / 1823 / February 4th 1827 / October 5th 1844" Paper labels: "Elizabeth / Ann / Johnson / 1823 / Society / P N. E. / Antiquities" Newspaper clipping: "(2064) JOHNSON, LYON. Ancestry, / birthplace and occupation wanted of Henry / Johnson, born Aug. 1 1800, died in Bos- / ton Feb. 11, 1833. He married Elizabeth / Ann Lyon, born in Boston, Oct. 16, 1806, / died in Boston April 10, 1834. She was / the daughter of Theophilus and Elizabeth / (Belchem) Lyon and lived at 74 Summer / street, the house built by her father at the / time of his marriage. Mr. and Mrs.. John- / son, I have been told, lived in Bosworth / place, and he was a parishioner of Trinity / Church, Summer street. I should like also / the same facts, birthplace and ancestry of / Theophilus Lyon. M.E.S.C." (Ink, paper labels, newspaper clipping)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
People and organizations
Johnson, Elizabeth Ann Lyon, 1806-1834
Dimensions
5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1938.449
GUSN
103867

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