Silhouette

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-103798

Description

This hollow cut, double cut (shoulder area cut separately from head) silhouette portrait of a man facing left is set over a black ground. The details for hair and waistcoat were drawn in with ink. It is mounted in an oval brass spandrel frame with reed and bead borders.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
brass (alloy)
SILHOUETTE

Inscription

"probably Wm Chamberlain / abt 1820" (Pencil)

Additional Identification Number

3526

Maker

Possibly Chamberlain, William (Artist)

Location of Origin

Probably American

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

4 3/4 in x 4 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1922.151