Silhouette of Appleton Family

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1835-1845

GUSN

GUSN-180936

Description

Silhouette and watercolor on paper; depicts interior of Samuel Appleton's 37 Beacon Street home. Black silhouettes of family in foreground: Mr. and Mrs. Appleton are seated facing each other, a niece and a friend stand at left; background depicts center table with lamp; pier table and drapery, settees, portraits, and hanging chandeliers in doorway. Framed under glass; birdseye maple frame, gilded mat.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
bird's-eye maple
cutting (dividing)
painting (image-making)
Silhouette

Inscription

"Aug te. Edouart. Fect/ Boston. U.S." (handwritten)

Maker

Edouart, Auguste (Artist)

Dimensions

25 x 37 x 1 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, with funds provided by an anonymous donor

Accession Number

2006.20

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)