Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-103907

Description

This hollow cut bust length silhouette portrait set over black silk is of a man facing right. The silhouette is cut from a block printed bustline and mounted in a molded wood frame with an eglomise painted mat in green, yellow and red with an oval opening.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
Silhouette

Inscription

"An / Unknown / Pennsylvania / Dutch / Gentleman - / (See Shadow of / his Consort - / stenciled body -)" (Paper label)

Additional Identification Number

3640

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Pennsylvania

Dimensions

5 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Olive Percival

Accession Number

1947.111

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