Dr. J. S. Dorsey: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2564mm
Date: 
1806
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 9.8 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 40" inscribed in ink: lower left: "Doct. J.S.D. 1806-" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions: 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 40"; at lower left: "Doct. J. S. D. 1806 -- "; at lower right: "Reuben Haines"embossed at lower center reversed: "Museum"
Description: 
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Provenance: 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group