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Maria Ralston: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2564k
Date: 
1804
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 11.4 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 10" inscribed in ink: lower left: "M. R. 1804 A. . . [scratched out/illegible]"
Inscriptions: 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 10"; at lower left: "M.R. 1804 Æt. 16. 6.m."
Description: 
Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper with canted corners; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group