Gulian Verplanck (1751-1799)?: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, laid on beige paper
frame: 6 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 15.6 x 3.2 cm )
image height: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; image hollow-cut from beige paper with black textile backing; mounted under black and gold reverse-painted glass in oval window with sawtooth border; gilded rectangular frame.
inscription: on back of frame: "Verplanck, Gulian"
embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Embossed at lower center: "PEALE'S MUSEUM" below a spread eagle; verso inscribed in brown ink: "Mr and Mrs Gulian Verplanck / born in New York City 1751 died / 1799. These silhouettes were given / to Gulian Crommelin (?) Verplanck / by Johnson Verplanck whose father / they represent. / To my esteemed friend. / Col. Garretsen(?) Stryker / G. C. Verplanck 1815"
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