Mary Bleecker: Silhouette

Mary Bleecker: Silhouette
Title
Mary Bleecker: Silhouette
Date 
1805
Medium 
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
Dimensions 
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 13/16 in. ( 11.4 x 9.7 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564zz
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 55" inscribed in ink: lower left: "M.B. 1805." inscribed in pencil: lower center: "Mary"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 55"; at lower left: "M.B. 1805."; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of New York.
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group