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Silhouette of Appleton Family

2006.20 (RS32344)

Description

Silhouette and watercolor on paper; depicts interior of Samuel Appleton's 37 Beacon Street home. Black silhouettes of family in foreground: Mr. and Mrs. Appleton are seated facing each other, a niece and a friend stand at left; background depicts center table with lamp; pier table and drapery, settees, portraits, and hanging chandeliers in doorway. Framed under glass; birdseye maple frame, gilded mat.

Details

Maker
Edouart, Auguste (Artist)
Date
1835-1845
Inscriptions
"Aug te. Edouart. Fect/ Boston. U.S." (handwritten)
Material
bird's-eye maple
cutting (dividing)
painting (image-making)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bird's-eye maple
cutting (dividing)
painting (image-making)
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette
silhouettes
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
25 x 37 x 1 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.20
Credit Line
Museum Purchase, with funds provided by an anonymous donor
GUSN
180936

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