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Cream colored paper with black background; hollow-cut process; head and shoulder silhouettes of Jane Hill Rundlet (facing right) and James Rundlet (facing left).
paper (fiber product)
This pair of silhouettes are the only surviving images of James Rundlet and his wife Jane. For a man who left such a large mark on his world, it seems strange there is no known likeness of him. However, his children and ancestors are well represented in portraits throughout the Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Mrs. Rundlet stamped ""W.King""; Mr. Rundlet stamped ""King""; label on back of frame, ""SPNEA/Fogg Art Museum/Loan for Examination/TL 22332.1 a&b.""
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Title Silhouettes of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Sayward Barrell Accession Number 1977.357
King, William (Maker)
5 13/16 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
New Hampshire (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)