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Ashbel G. Ralston: Silhouette

Ashbel G. Ralston: Silhouette
Title
Ashbel G. Ralston: Silhouette
Date 
1806
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions 
image height: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) sheet: 4 13/16 x 3 13/16 in. ( 12.2 x 9.7 cm )
Description 
Bust of boy in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564p
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 15" dated: lower left: "1806" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 15."; at lower left: "1806."; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group