Joseph R. Tatum: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, laid on a page in an album containing 6 silhouettes and 12 blank folios
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper with black textile backing; mounted in album containing a total of six silhouettes.
James B. Wilbur Fund, 1943
inscription in ink: below bust: "Joseph R. Tatum. / 1823."
inscription in pencil: lower right: ""Peale's Museum" / with spread eagle"
Album page inscribed at lower center below silhouette in brown ink: "Joseph R. Tatum. / 1823."; embossed at lower center: "PEALE'S MUSEUM" above a spread eagle; at lower right in graphite: "'Peale's Museum' / with spread Eagle."
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