Mary Bleecker: Silhouette
Hollow-cut 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
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 13/16 in. ( 11.4 x 9.7 cm )
Bust of female subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper with canted corners; hair drawn in ink on margin of cut-out; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 55"
inscribed in ink: lower left: "M.B. 1805."
inscribed in pencil: lower center: "Mary"
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 55"; at lower left: "M.B. 1805."; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
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