David Richardson: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2505
Date: 
1780-1830
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, graphite, white gouache, and embossed gold metallic tape
Dimensions: 
frame: 8 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 21 x 18.1 x 2.2 cm ) image height: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject wearing top hat in left-facing profile; hollow-cut by hand with black textile backing and collar and shirtfront drawn in graphite; embossed gilt-paper border; rectangular gilded (now discolored) frame.
Gallery Label: 
The subject was the grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group