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Silhouette Portrait

1956.55 (RS5243)

Description

Hollow cut silhouette set over black paper of a man facing left, ink drawn details of hair, mounted in a painted black wood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1800
Inscriptions
Front: "My Uncle Josiah Waters"
Reverse: [paper label]: "Walter F. Caverly / Pictures, Frames / Water Colors, Mats / & Passepartouts / 175 Tremont St. BOSTON" [ink]: "Josiah Waters, 3rd B. 29 D. 1771 in Boston / D. 4 Aug. 1818 / Oldest / Son of Col. Josiah Waters, Jr. B. 28 Set / 1747 - D 18 Dec. 1805 / Brother of Cath. Waters Faucon / My Father's Uncle. / S.W.F." (Ink and paper label)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
Silhouette
silhouettes
People and organizations
Waters, Josiah, Mr., III, 1771-1818
Dimensions
5 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1956.55
GUSN
103918

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