Silhouette

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

Late 18th to Early 19th C

GUSN

GUSN-10544

Description

Framed silhouette of Sally Pierce of Portland, ME. Silhouette is cut from green paper or fabric. The silhouette is enhanced by ink drawing surrounding it. Paper backing. Frame is made of wood. The part surrounding the picture is painted black. The rest of the frame is not painted. Brown ribbon edged with green on back. Brass hook attached to top of frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
brass (alloy)
wood (plant material)
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette

Inscription

"4 / The Society for the Preservation / of N.E. Antiquities/ Silhouette of Great-grandmother Sally / Pierce of Portland, ME, mother of Joanna Pierce Sanborn and Helen Sanborn Whitney"

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

6 1/4 x 4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elsie Allen

Accession Number

1995.402