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Pair of Silhouettes of Women

1991.967.1-2 (RS21181)

Description

Pair of cut-outs, black; background behind buff paper; head and top of shoulders are life-size; the hair is done high with a comb; standing ruff collar around the neck; the lace on the edge is done with pen and ink, as are small curls on the forehead.

Details

Maker
Bascomb, Ruth Henshaw, 1772-1848 (Maker)
Date
1825-1835
Inscriptions
On 976.1 and 976.1 on a jelly label with pen in the upper left of the backing: ""A good/possibility"" by Ruth H./Bascom-/Fr. Greenfield/Mass/""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ink
Ink
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette
silhouettes
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
16 x 11 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.967.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3184

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