James Duane (1733-1797): Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2458
Date: 
c. 1790
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with faded black textile underlay
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 4 in. ( 11.4 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription in pencil: on front: "Duane" embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Duane"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM", below a spread eagle
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of beige paper with black (now faded) textile backing.
Gallery Label: 
James Duane was the first mayor of New York City after the Revolution and served in that office from 1784 to 1789.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the children of Henry A. Stimson, through Miss Dorothy Stimson, 1942
Provenance: 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group