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Silhouette Portrait

2008.65 (RS5635)

Description

Full length positive-cut silhouette portrait of man facing right holding a hat and cane, cut from black paper and set on white paper, sepia painted details for ground, mounted in a gilded wood frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835
Inscriptions
"Grandfather Adams / Taken 1835 / Died Aug 10 / 1842 / 68 yr old / Mrs. J A Lawton / not for sale" (Pencil)
Location of origin
Probably American
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE
silhouettes
Dimensions
13 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2008.65
GUSN
103955

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