Henry Rutgers Remsen (1809-1874) and Elizabeth Waldron Phoenix Remsen (1807-1890): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-outs with white chalk, laid on paper with lithographic background and gray wash
frame: 14 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 35.9 x 27 x 3.2 cm )
image: 10 1/2 x 7 in. ( 26.7 x 17.8 cm )
Silhouette: Full-length male and female black cut-out silhouettes with white line detailing, affixed to cream paper with lithographed garden setting; shadows in gray ink wash; rectangular wooden frame.
Gift of Mrs. Hugh V. Parry
partial inscription/verso: brown ink, UR corner: "107 [two indecipherable letters]"
signature and date: at left: "Aug'st Edouart, fecit / Saratoga Springs / 30th Aug't / 1845"
Signed and inscribed along lower left border vertically in brown and gray ink: "aug.st Edouart, fecit / Saratoga Springs"; below horizontally: "30th augt. / 1845."; verso inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "107 Ed[cut]"
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