Mathew G. Ralston: Silhouette

Mathew G. Ralston: Silhouette
Title
Mathew G. Ralston: Silhouette
Date 
1806
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 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 in. ( 11.4 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564m
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 12" inscribed in ink: lower left: "M.C.R. Oct. 1806." embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 12."; at lower left: "M.C.R. Oct.1806."; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group