L. von Bernuth: Silhouette
Gouache, black ink, and graphite with selective glazing on card
frame: 4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 10.5 x 0.6 cm )
image height: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Silhouette: Half-length male figure in left-facing profile; head painted solid black with subtle detailing in gray; costume in black, white, and polychrome; white pigment applied to paper ground; rectangular gold frame with engraved scroll design and window with rounded corners.
Gift of Mrs. Sanford D. Foot, 1946
inscribed in pencil: on cardboard backing: "L. von Bernuth, 1856 / Member of / SaxoBorussia Heidelberg / (given to his cousin F von Bernuth) / Gift of Mrs. S D Foot / Feb. 19, 1946"
Verso inscribed in graphite: "L. von Bernuth, 1856 / Member of / SaxoBorussia, Heidelberg / (given to his cousin F von Bernuth)"
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