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John Teackle: Silhouette

John Teackle: Silhouette
Title
John Teackle: Silhouette
Date 
1807
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions 
image height: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm ) sheet: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564ooo
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 67" inscribed in ink: lower left: "June 1807" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 67"; at lower left: "June 1807"; embossed at lower center reversed: "Museum"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of Georgetown.
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group