Henry Cruger (1739-1827): Silhouette

Henry Cruger (1739-1827): Silhouette
Henry Cruger (1739-1827): Silhouette
Title
Henry Cruger (1739-1827): Silhouette
Date 
c. 1824
Medium 
Black prepared paper cut-out, mounted on card
Dimensions 
card: 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 12.1 x 7.9 cm ) image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; cut by hand from black paper and mounted on cream board
Object Number 
Z.2363
Marks 
stamped: on back: "Cut with Scissors / BY / MASTER HUBARD, / WITHOUT / Drawing or Machine." inscribed: on back: "H. Cruger Esq."
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed in graphite: "H. Cruger Esqr."; stamped: "Cut with Scissors / BY / MASTER HUBARD / WITHOUT / Drawing or Machine."
Gallery Label 
The subject was born in New York City, the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Harris) Cruger. His grandfather, John Cruger (1677-1744), was the first of the family to come to America, and served as mayor of New York (1739-1744). In 1757 Henry was sent by his father to the countinghouse in Bristol, England, then a rival of London in the American trade. After serving as mayor of Bristol and as a member of Parliament, he returned to New York around 1790. He was elected to the state senate in 1792.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group