John Macdougall Laurance (1750-1810): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black underlay, and black ink
frame: 6 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 12.1 x 1.9 cm )
image height: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; image hollow-cut by machine from beige paper with black underlay; hair drawn in ink on margin of cut-out; in octagonal window of black reverse-painted glass with gold border; oval wood frame.
embossed: below bust: "TODD'S / PATENT"
inscription: on label affixed to back : "John McDougall[sic] Laurance"
Embossed at lower center: "TODD";
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