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Silhouette Portrait

1947.113 (RS5198)

Description

Hollow cut silhouette set over black silk of a woman facing right, mounted in a painted black wood frame (not original) with oval opening and gilt border, metal grape bunch decoration at top. The cutting on the bustline and dress front is particularly fine.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1813
Inscriptions
"ANON / cut / By an / Amateur / Dr. / Eleazer / Copeland - / Vermont - / c. 1813 / From / his / Grd. - Dau. / dear / Mary Copeland / Colby - of / San Francisco" (Paper label)
Location of origin
Vermont
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
Dimensions
4 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.113
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Olive Percival
GUSN
103908

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