John Washbourne (1792-1846): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out, brown ink on collaged white paper, and white gouache, laid on yellow prepared paper with lithographic background and gray wash
frame: 12 1/4 x 8 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 31.1 x 22.5 x 3.8 cm )
image: 8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 22.2 x 13.3 cm )
Silhouette: Full-length male figure holding newspaper in outstretched hand in left-facing profile; black paper cut-out figure; figure holds cutout newpaper with white(?) pigment and brown ink; lithographed view of architectural interior with bookshelves and books scattered on floor, on thick, beige wove paper; rectangular black-painted wood frame with gilded inner molding.
Gift of Frederick L. Washbourne
signature and date: lower left: "[Edou]art, fecit 1836"
inscription: on back: "John Washbourne / (May 7 1792-April 12 1846) / Cut by August Edouart / in England in 1836 / [etc]."
Signed and inscribed at lower left in brown ink (cut): "douart, fecit, 1836."
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