Silhouettes of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Sayward Barrell

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1800-1814

GUSN

GUSN-4049

Description

Pair of silhouettes framed together in painted black rectangular frame with oval brass mats; Jonathan Sayward Barrell facing left and Mary Plummer Barrell facing right; bust lengths done in white paper set on black painted glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Both stamped ""W.King"" on front; in pencil on back ""Jon Died 5/25/1857 a. 85/ Mary died 12/8/1814, age 44""

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Related Items

Title Silhouette Accession Number 1971.457

Maker

King, William (Maker)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

9 5/8 x 5 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.357

Date

1800-1814 (Mary Plummer Barrell died in 1814. William King's earliest documented working date is ca. 1804. Sayward Barrell and Mary Plummer married in 1795.)