Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1823

GUSN

GUSN-103867

Description

Hollow cut bust length silhouette portrait set over loosely woven cloth of a woman facing left, mounted in a painted black molded wood frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE

Inscription

Ink: "Elizabeth A. Johnson / Boston / 1823 / February 4th 1827 / October 5th 1844" Paper labels: "Elizabeth / Ann / Johnson / 1823 / Society / P N. E. / Antiquities" Newspaper clipping: "(2064) JOHNSON, LYON. Ancestry, / birthplace and occupation wanted of Henry / Johnson, born Aug. 1 1800, died in Bos- / ton Feb. 11, 1833. He married Elizabeth / Ann Lyon, born in Boston, Oct. 16, 1806, / died in Boston April 10, 1834. She was / the daughter of Theophilus and Elizabeth / (Belchem) Lyon and lived at 74 Summer / street, the house built by her father at the / time of his marriage. Mr. and Mrs.. John- / son, I have been told, lived in Bosworth / place, and he was a parishioner of Trinity / Church, Summer street. I should like also / the same facts, birthplace and ancestry of / Theophilus Lyon. M.E.S.C." (Ink, paper labels, newspaper clipping)

Additional Identification Number

3598

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

5 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1938.449