Edward Bettle: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, laid on a page in an album containing 6 silhouettes and 12 blank folios
image height: 3 1/8 in. ( 7.9 cm )
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.
James B. Wilbur Fund, 1943
inscription in ink: below bust: "Edward Bettle. / 25 March 1823."
inscription in pencil: lower right: "stamped "Museum" / with spread / eagle [BJG]"
Album page inscribed at lower center below silhouette in brown ink: "Edward Bettle. / 25 March 1823."; at lower right in graphite: "stamped / 'museum' / with spread / eagle [BJ(?)]"
possibly Peale's Museum
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