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Aunt Mercy: Silhouette

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Black ink on board
cardboard: 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 7 cm ) image height: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
inscription: on back: "Silhouette of / "Aunt Mercy" / the aunt of the / late Miss / Elizabeth Hume / of Haverhill, Mass. / (friend of J. G. Whittier). / She was pupil of / MacDowell the / pianist + composer / + (though blind + / very old) played / the pia
Verso inscribed in black ink : "Silhouette of 'Aunt Mercy' the aunt of Miss. Elizabeth Hume pf Haverhill, Mass. (friend of J.G. Whittier). She was pupil of MacDowell...She gave this silhouette to Mrs. R.W.G. Vail Oct.4, 1933."
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in right-facing profile; stamped/;printed (?) in black ink on rectangular piece of cardboard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group