Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1938

GUSN

GUSN-103904

Description

Bust length painted silhouette of a man facing left with pencil drawn spectacles and hair details, mounted in a painted black wood frame with gold colored metal mat and three leaf metal hanging loop at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE

Inscription

Paper label 1: "ENGLISH / ROBERT LEESON / 1777-1845 / Copied from the original in September 1938" Paper label 2: "Carmen / Denton / Edgar / of Pasadena / begs to inform the Gentry / that she undertakes to copy / old Shades in the genteelest taste. / These Profiles in a style of / superior excellence which convey / the most animated character. / They may then be sent to / any part of the terraqueous globe / and thereby remedy a difficulty / much lamented by members / of the family and friends. / Now the beloved object may / truly be placed to / view." (Paper labels)

Additional Identification Number

3637

Maker

Edgar, Carmen Denton (Artist)

Location of Origin

American

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

6 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Olive Percival

Accession Number

1947.106