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Aunt Mercy: Silhouette

Aunt Mercy: Silhouette
Title
Aunt Mercy: Silhouette
Date 
1840-1870
Medium 
Black ink on board
Dimensions 
cardboard: 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 7 cm ) image height: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in right-facing profile; stamped/;printed (?) in black ink on rectangular piece of cardboard.
Object Number 
Z.2454
Marks 
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 piano beautifully. / She gave this silhouette to Mrs. / R.W.G. Vail Oct. 4, / 1933."
Inscriptions 
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."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group