Lewis G. Stansburgh (1776-1810): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, and black ink
frame: 5 x 5 x 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 1.9 cm )
image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut by machine from beige paper with black underlay and hair drawn in ink on margin of cut-out; mounted under reverse-painted glass with black-bordered octagonal window, in circular wooden frame.
Gift of E. H. Sauer, 1921
inscribed in ink: on paper affixed to back: "Lewis G. Stansburgh[?] / Born / August 28 1776 / Died / June 8 1810."
inscribed in pencil: on back: "Taught school / 49 Chatham St. . . . 03"
Verso of frame backing inscribed in brown ink and graphite: "Taught school / 49 Chatham St. 1803 / Lewis G. Stansburgh / Born / August 28th 1776 / Died / June 8 1810."
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