Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1750-1785

GUSN

GUSN-103878

Description

Hollow cut silhouette set over black silk with pencil drawn details of hair and collar of a man facing left, mounted in a painted black frame with an oval opening with a brass border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
brass (alloy)
SILHOUETTE

Inscription

"Born in Salem 1702 or 1726" (Pencil)

Associated Person

Bickford, John, 1702-1788

Additional Identification Number

3610

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Salem, Massachusetts

Dimensions

6 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Edna R. Gardiner

Accession Number

1941.957