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David Barker and His Wife Julia A. Barker

David Barker and His Wife Julia A. Barker
Title
David Barker and His Wife Julia A. Barker
Date 
1839
Medium 
Black prepared blue paper cut-outs, laid on card with irregular window cut out to reveal inscription on verso
Dimensions 
frame: 12 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 32.4 x 27.3 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 7 7/8 in. ( 20 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in right-facing profile opposite full-length female figure in left-facing profile; black paper cut-outs mounted overall on cream paper; window cut out of cream card to reveal inscription of primary support; rectangular, black-painted wood frame.
Object Number 
Z.2511
Marks 
inscription: on paper affixed below figures: "Mr. & Mrs. David Barker / New York 18th Nov. 1839" inscriptions: on back: "Mrs. Julia A. Barker / New York / Nov 18 1839" and "David Barker / Merchant / Nov 18 1839 New York"
Inscriptions 
Label pasted below image inscribed in brown ink: "Mr. & Mrs. David Barker / New YK 18th Nov. 1839."; blue paper of silhouette verso read through two windows of card inscribed in brown ink: "Mrs. Julia A. Barker / New York / Nov 18 1839"; "David Barker / merchant / Nov 18 1839 New York"
Gallery Label 
The subjects are listed as follows in the "Complete List of 3,800 Silhouette Portraits of American Citizens Taken Between 1839-1849 by August Edouart . . .": "Barker, David, poet 1816-1874 (New York, Nov. 18, 1839)" and "Barker, Mrs. David (New York, Nov. 18, 1839)." See Andrew Oliver, "Auguste Edouart's Silhouettes of Eminent Americans, 1839-1844" (1977), p. 511.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group