George Griswold (1777-1859): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out and graphite, laid on yellow prepared paper with lithographed background and gray wash
frame: 11 5/8 x 8 x 3/4 in. ( 29.5 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm )
image: 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 26.7 x 17.1 cm )
Silhouette: Full-length, left-facing male figure in black cut-out paper with fine linear detailing in graphite, mounted overall to cream paper with lithographed harbor view; gilded rectangular frame.
signature and date: lower right: "Aug'st Edouart, fecit / Saratoga Springs 8th July 1843"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "Aug.st Edouart, fecit / Saratoga Springs 8th. July 1843"; verso inscribed at center: "216 / 1/2 with gilt -- / Friday afternoon"
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