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Henry Baron von Altenstein: Silhouette

Henry Baron von Altenstein: Silhouette
Henry Baron von Altenstein: Silhouette
Title
Henry Baron von Altenstein: Silhouette
Date 
1790-1820
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper
Dimensions 
image height: 3 1/8 in. ( 7.9 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 in. ( 12.4 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of beige paper.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin, 1950
Object Number 
Z.2577
Marks 
inscribed in pencil: above bust: "Henri Baron d'Altenstein / son of Elizabeth Baroness von / Altenstein / grandson / of / David Grim" inscribed in pencil: below bust: "Charles Henry Frederic[?]"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at upper center in graphite: "Henri Baron d'Altstein / son of Elizabeth Baroness von / Altenstein grandson / of / David Grim"; at lower center: "Charles Henry Frederic"
Gallery Label 
The subject was the grandson 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