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L. von Bernuth: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2356
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Gouache, black ink, and graphite with selective glazing on card
Dimensions: 
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 )
Marks: 
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"
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed in graphite: "L. von Bernuth, 1856 / Member of / SaxoBorussia, Heidelberg / (given to his cousin F von Bernuth)"
Description: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Sanford D. Foot, 1946
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group