David Richardson: Silhouette

David Richardson: Silhouette
David Richardson: Silhouette
Title
David Richardson: Silhouette
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith, 1952
Object Number 
Z.2505
Gallery Label 
The subject was the grandfather of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group