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Silhouette Portrait

1941.957 (RS5165)

Description

Hollow cut silhouette set over black silk with pencil drawn details of hair and collar of a man facing left, mounted in a painted black frame with an oval opening with a brass border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1785
Inscriptions
"Born in Salem 1702 or 1726" (Pencil)
Location of origin
Possibly Salem, Massachusetts
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
People and organizations
Bickford, John, 1702-1788
Dimensions
6 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.957
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Edna R. Gardiner
GUSN
103878

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