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Silhouettes of Jane Hill Rundlet and James Rundlet

1971.457 (RS130195)

Description

Cream colored paper with black background; hollow-cut process; head and shoulder silhouettes of Jane Hill Rundlet (facing right) and James Rundlet (facing left).

Details

Label
This pair of silhouettes are the only surviving images of James Rundlet and his wife Jane. For a man who left such a large mark on his world, it seems strange there is no known likeness of him. However, his children and ancestors are well represented in portraits throughout the Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Maker
King, William (Maker)
Date
1805-1809
Inscriptions
Mrs. Rundlet stamped ""W.King""; Mr. Rundlet stamped ""King""; label on back of frame, ""SPNEA/Fogg Art Museum/Loan for Examination/TL 22332.1 a&b.""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette
silhouettes
People and organizations
Rundlet, James, Mr., 1807-1852
Rundlet, Jane (Hill), 1774-1849
Dimensions
5 13/16 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.457
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5045
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