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Abigail Briese: Silhouette

Abigail Briese: Silhouette
Abigail Briese: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with blue paper underlay, laid on a folio in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
image height: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm ) sheet: 4 5/16 x 3 5/16 in. ( 11 x 8.4 cm )
Bust of female subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream sheet of paper with rounded corners; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 49" inscribed in ink: lower left: "AB 1804 / A:1.23" inscribed in pencil: lower center: ". . . 1804 Etat 23"
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 49"; at lower left: "A. B. 1804 / Æt. 23."
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of Salibury [Connecticut?].
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group