Cornelia Johnstone Verplanck: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, laid on beige paper
frame: 6 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm )
image height: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; image hollow-cut from beige paper with black textile backing; mounted under black and gold reverse-painted glass in oval window with sawtooth border; gilded rectangular frame.
inscription: on back of frame: "Mrs. Gulian Verplanck"
embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
inscription: on paper affixed to back of frame: "Mrs. Gulian Verplanck / (Cornelia Johnstone) / Daughter of / David Johnstone and Magdalena Walton / Married March 29th, 1784 / at the house of Col. Gabriel Ludlow / Hempstead Plains L. I."
Embossed at lower center: "PEALE'S MUSEUM", below a spread eagle; old label on verso of frame backing inscribed in black ink: "Mrs Gulian Verplanck / (Cornelia Johnstone) / Daughter of / David Johnstone and Magdalena Walton / Married March 29th., 1784 / at the house of / col. Gabriel Ludlow. / Hempstead Plains L.I."
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