E. Townsend: Silhouette

Title:
E. Townsend: Silhouette
Date: 
1825
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, laid on a page in an album containing 6 silhouettes and 12 blank folios
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.5 cm )
Description: 
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper with black textile backing; mounted in album containing a total of six silhouettes.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund, 1943
Object Number: 
Z.2563d
Inscriptions: 
Album page inscribed at lower center below silhouette in brown ink: "E. Townsend. / May 1825."; embossed at lower center: "MUSEUM"; at lower right in graphite: "Stamped / 'Museum'"
Marks: 
inscription in ink: below bust: "E. Townsend. / May 1825." inscription in pencil: lower right: "Stamped - / "Museum""
Provenance: 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group