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Silhouette of John Langdon (1741-1819)

2012.48.1 (RS156476)

Description

Hollow cut silhouette of John Langdon (1741-1819) placed over plainweave dark silk. Set under glass and in a gilded wooden frame, this silhouette is inscribed in ink with the sitters name and a date (earlier than the silhouette was made), and stamped with the artists' mark in the lower proper left corner.

Details

Maker
Todd, Isaac (Artist)
Date
ca. 1804
After 1803 Todd became one of three silhouette cutters to use "Patent" in his mark, after his patented version of the physiognotrace.
Inscriptions
"John Langdon/New Hampshire/1793" (Black ink)
"TODD'S/PATENT" (embossed)
Location of origin
United States
Material
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette
silhouettes
silk (textile)
Accession Number
2012.48.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
265466

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