Marinus Willett (1740-1830): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with faded black textile underlay
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 9.8 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of beige paper with black (now faded) textile backing.
Gift of the children of Henry A. Stimson, through Miss Dorothy Stimson, 1942
inscription in pencil: on front: "Marinus Willett"
embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Marinus Willett"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM", below a spread eagle
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