Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1813

GUSN

GUSN-103908

Description

Hollow cut silhouette set over black silk of a woman facing right, mounted in a painted black wood frame (not original) with oval opening and gilt border, metal grape bunch decoration at top. The cutting on the bustline and dress front is particularly fine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE

Inscription

"ANON / cut / By an / Amateur / Dr. / Eleazer / Copeland - / Vermont - / c. 1813 / From / his / Grd. - Dau. / dear / Mary Copeland / Colby - of / San Francisco" (Paper label)

Additional Identification Number

3641

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Vermont

Dimensions

4 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 3/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Olive Percival

Accession Number

1947.113