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Decius Wadsworth, Esq.: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2421
Date: 
1793
Medium: 
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
sheet: 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on front: "Decius Wadsworth Esq'r Hartford 1793"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Decius Wadsworth Esqr Hartford 1793"
Description: 
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within outline in graphite on paper with handwritten description below.
Gallery Label: 
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group