Charles F. Babbitt: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay, and black ink and wash
frame: 6 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 15.9 x 13.7 x 2.2 cm )
image height: 3 1/8 in. ( 7.9 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from beige paper with hair and details of costume drawn in black ink; under black and gold reverse-painted glass in oval window with gold wreath border; gilded rectangular frame.
inscription: on back: "Charles F. Babbitt / Taunton Mass. / 1815"
Verso of frame backing inscribed in graphite: "Charles F Babbitt / Taunton Mass / 1815"
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