Gertrude Bleecker: Silhouette

Gertrude Bleecker: Silhouette
Title
Gertrude Bleecker: Silhouette
Date 
1805
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, with black ink, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions 
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 10.8 x 8.6 cm )
Description 
Bust of female subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; hair drawn in ink on margin of cut-out; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564bbb
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 57" inscribed in ink: lower left: "GB 1805" embossed: below bust: "T. P. JONES / FECIT"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 57"; at lower left: "G. B. 1805"; embossed at lower center: "T.P. JONES / FECIT";
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of New York.
Provenance 
possibly Peale Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group