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James Duane (1733-1797): Silhouette

James Duane (1733-1797): Silhouette
Title
James Duane (1733-1797): Silhouette
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 )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of beige paper with black (now faded) textile backing.
Credit Line 
Gift of the children of Henry A. Stimson, through Miss Dorothy Stimson, 1942
Object Number 
Z.2458
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
Gallery Label 
James Duane was the first mayor of New York City after the Revolution and served in that office from 1784 to 1789.
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group