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Silhouette

1992.427 (RS20840)

Description

Small double cut silhouette. The head and shoulder are hollow-cut, backed by black silk. High collar and shirt front are uncut, uncolored paper. The edge of vest is colored green, with pink, spotted stock and a black, notched shawl collar on the coat. Hair and coat buttons are added in pencil. Original glass and red painted, grained frame.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Whitcomb, James Holsey (Artist)
Date
1830-1840
approximate working dates
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
graphite (mineral)
ink
paper (fiber product)
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
silk (fiber)
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
? watercolor (paint)
graphite (mineral)
Ink
ink
paper (fiber product)
Pencil
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
Silhouette
silhouettes
Silk
silk (fiber)
silk (textile)
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
Dimensions
4.75 x 5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.427
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11077

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