Silhouette Portrait

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1785-1800

GUSN

GUSN-103918

Description

Hollow cut silhouette set over black paper of a man facing left, ink drawn details of hair, mounted in a painted black wood frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
Silhouette
Silhouette

Inscription

Front: "My Uncle Josiah Waters"
Reverse: [paper label]: "Walter F. Caverly / Pictures, Frames / Water Colors, Mats / & Passepartouts / 175 Tremont St. BOSTON" [ink]: "Josiah Waters, 3rd B. 29 D. 1771 in Boston / D. 4 Aug. 1818 / Oldest / Son of Col. Josiah Waters, Jr. B. 28 Set / 1747 - D 18 Dec. 1805 / Brother of Cath. Waters Faucon / My Father's Uncle. / S.W.F." (Ink and paper label)

Associated Person

Waters, Josiah, Mr., III, 1771-1818

Additional Identification Number

3652

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1956.55