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Silhouette

1995.402 (RS5326)

Description

Framed silhouette of Sally Pierce of Portland, ME. Silhouette is cut from green paper or fabric. The silhouette is enhanced by ink drawing surrounding it. Paper backing. Frame is made of wood. The part surrounding the picture is painted black. The rest of the frame is not painted. Brown ribbon edged with green on back. Brass hook attached to top of frame.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
Late 18th to Early 19th C
Inscriptions
"4 / The Society for the Preservation / of N.E. Antiquities/ Silhouette of Great-grandmother Sally / Pierce of Portland, ME, mother of Joanna Pierce Sanborn and Helen Sanborn Whitney"
Location of origin
New England
Material
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette
silhouettes
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Pierce, Sally
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.402
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
10544

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