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Silhouette Portrait

1947.111 (RS5197)

Description

This hollow cut bust length silhouette portrait set over black silk is of a man facing right. The silhouette is cut from a block printed bustline and mounted in a molded wood frame with an eglomise painted mat in green, yellow and red with an oval opening.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
"An / Unknown / Pennsylvania / Dutch / Gentleman - / (See Shadow of / his Consort - / stenciled body -)" (Paper label)
Location of origin
Possibly Pennsylvania
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Silhouette
silhouettes
Dimensions
5 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.111
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Olive Percival
GUSN
103907
Related Items
Accession number 1947.103

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