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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 
Hollow-cut beige paper
Dimensions 
image height: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm ) sheet: 3 7/8 x 2 11/16 in. ( 9.8 x 6.8 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of female subject hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1950
Object Number 
Z.2578
Marks 
inscribed in pencil: above bust: "Baroness d'Altenstein / sister to Philip Grim" inscribed in ink: lower left: "Ahey[?] Grim" inscribed in pencil: on back: "Dau of David Grim"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in graphite: "Baroness d'Altstein / sister of Philip Grim"; at lower left in brown ink: "Eliz Grim (?)"; verso inscribed at lower center: ""Second daughter of / David Grim"
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