Elizabeth Grim Baroness von Altenstein: Silhouette

Elizabeth Grim Baroness von Altenstein: Silhouette
Elizabeth Grim Baroness von Altenstein: Silhouette
Title
Elizabeth Grim Baroness von Altenstein: Silhouette
Date 
1770-1800
Medium 
Black ink and wash on beige paper
Dimensions 
image height: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm ) sheet: 5 3/16 x 3 1/2 in. ( 13.2 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; silhouette in black ink on rectangular cream sheet; shadows and corners of sheet colored with wash.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1950
Object Number 
Z.2576
Marks 
inscription in pencil: below bust: "Elizabeth Baroness / von Altenstein / daughter of / David Grim" inscriptions in ink: on back: "IV [in circle] 10 / Messrs David & Philip Grim / New York"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Elizabeth Baroness / von Altenstein / daughter of / David Grim"; verso inscribed in brown ink: "10 / Messrs David & Philip Grim / New York"
Gallery Label 
The subject was the daughter of David Grim (1737-1826), a native of Bavaria who came to New York with his parents while still an infant. From 1767 to 1789 he was the proprietor, first on Chapel Street, and then on William Street, of the Hessian's Coffee House, where many German immigrants congregated.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group