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G. T. B.: Silhouette of a Young Child

Object Number: 
Z.2358
Date: 
c. 1800
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay, and black and red ink
Dimensions: 
frame: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 13.3 x 13.3 x 2.2 cm ) image height: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: below bust: "G. T.[J?] B. / ACD, 3 years." inscription: on back of frame: "Catharine Bardwell Deerfield"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in black and red ink: "G. T. B. / AGD. 3 years"; verso of frame backing inscribed at center in brown ink: "Catharine Bardwell Deerfield"
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of child in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from beige paper with black velvet backing; details of hair and costume drawn in ink on margin of cut-out; circular wood frame. Recto inscribed below image with sitters(?) initials "G. T. B. / AGD. 3 years"; verso of frame backing inscribed Catharine Bardwell Deerfield
Credit Line: 
Beekman Family Association Fund, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group