James William Beekman, Sr. (1815-1877): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 in. ( 12.4 x 10.2 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut by machine from rectangular sheet of cream paper with unattached black paper backing.
Gift of the Beekman Family Association, 1942
inscribed in ink: on front: "James W. Beekman / Dec'r 20th 1827."
Inscribed at upper center in brown ink: "James W. Beekman / Decr. 26th. 1827."
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