Pair of Silhouettes of Women

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-3184

Description

Pair of cut-outs, black; background behind buff paper; head and top of shoulders are life-size; the hair is done high with a comb; standing ruff collar around the neck; the lace on the edge is done with pen and ink, as are small curls on the forehead.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
ink
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Ink
Silhouette

Inscription

On 976.1 and 976.1 on a jelly label with pen in the upper left of the backing: ""A good/possibility"" by Ruth H./Bascom-/Fr. Greenfield/Mass/""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1991.967.1,2

Maker

Bascomb, Ruth Henshaw, 1772-1848 (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 x 11 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.967.1-2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)