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Meriwether Lewis Clark: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2608
Date: 
1839
Medium: 
Black prepared paper cut-out with white gouache, laid on card with lithographed background and gray wash
Dimensions: 
mat: 18 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. ( 47 x 37.5 cm ) sheet: 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 34.3 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in pencil: on back: "Taken by Brown / . . . July 8th 1839" ? and "Clark, Meriwether Lewis (son of Wm. Rogers Clark)" ink stamped: on back: "Hall Park Mc Cullough Collection / The New-York Historical Society"
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Clark, Meriwether Lewis (son of Wm. Rogers Clark)"
Description: 
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in right-facing profile; black paper cut-out with details outlined in graphite, mounted on rectangular sheet of lithographed heavyweight beige paper with tall tree at the left framing distant view of landscape.
Gallery Label: 
The subject is identified as the son of William Rogers Clark, of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Heirs of Hall Park McCullough
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group