Millard Fillmore (1800-1874): Silhouette

Title:
Millard Fillmore (1800-1874): Silhouette
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Black prepared blue paper cut-out, laid on card with irregular window cut out to reveal inscription on verso
Dimensions: 
frame: 12 1/2 x 6 x 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 8 1/2 in. ( 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Silhouette: Full-length male figure with arms crossed in right-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on cream paper; on verso of cream card, window cut out to reveal inscription on verso of black cut-out; rectangular black-painted wood frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur A. Jones in memory of her husband
Object Number: 
Z.2522
Inscriptions: 
Blue paper of silhouette verso read through window of card inscribed in brown ink: "Millard Fillmore / M.C. of N. York / June 14. 1841."
Marks: 
inscription: on back: "Millard Fillmore / M. C. of N. York / June 14, 1841"
Gallery Label: 
The subject's name appears as in the "Complete List of 3,800 Silhouette Portraits of American Citizens Taken Between 1839-1849 by August Edouart . . . ." See Andrew Oliver, "Auguste Edouart's Silhouettes of Eminent Americans, 1839-1844" (1977), p. 522.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group