Mary Arden (ca. 1726-1817): Silhouette

Mary Arden (ca. 1726-1817): Silhouette
Title
Mary Arden (ca. 1726-1817): Silhouette
Date 
1800-1817
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black glass underlay
Dimensions 
frame: 6 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 17.1 x 14.9 x 3.2 cm ) image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of elderly female subject in right-facing profile; image hollow-cut by machine from cream paper with black underlay, in oval window of gold and black reverse-painted glass with rosette ornament in each corner; gilded rectangular frame.
Credit Line 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr., 1957
Object Number 
Z.2381
Marks 
inscription: on paper affixed to back: "My / Great-Grandmother / Mary Arden / (Maiden name / Died Feby 13th 1817. / Aged 91 yrs." embossed: below bust: "TODD"
Inscriptions 
Embossed at lower center: "TODD"; label on verso of frame backing inscribed in brown ink: "My / Great-Grand-Mother / Mary Arden / (maiden name / Died Feby. 13th 1817. / Aged 91 yrs."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group