Meriwether Lewis Clark: Silhouette

Meriwether Lewis Clark: Silhouette
Title
Meriwether Lewis Clark: Silhouette
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Heirs of Hall Park McCullough
Object Number 
Z.2608
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)"
Gallery Label 
The subject is identified as the son of William Rogers Clark, of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group