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Hollow cut silhouette of John Langdon (1741-1819) placed over plainweave dark silk. Set under glass and in a gilded wooden frame, this silhouette is inscribed in ink with the sitters name and a date (earlier than the silhouette was made), and stamped with the artists' mark in the lower proper left corner.
paper (fiber product)
"John Langdon/New Hampshire/1793" (Black ink)
Todd, Isaac (Artist)
ca. 1804 (After 1803 Todd became one of three silhouette cutters to use "Patent" in his mark, after his patented version of the physiognotrace.)