Silhouettes of Jane Hill Rundlet and James Rundlet

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1805-1809

GUSN

GUSN-5045

Description

Cream colored paper with black background; hollow-cut process; head and shoulder silhouettes of Jane Hill Rundlet (facing right) and James Rundlet (facing left).

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
paper (fiber product)
Silhouette

Label

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.

Inscription

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.""

Associated Person

Rundlet, James, Mr., 1807-1852
Rundlet, Jane (Hill), 1774-1849

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

King, William (Maker)

Dimensions

5 13/16 x 9 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.457

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)

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