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Minny Kennedy: Silhouette

Minny Kennedy: Silhouette
Title
Minny Kennedy: Silhouette
Date 
1859
Medium 
Black prepared paper cut-out, laid on beige paper; verso of silhouette Z.2619a
Dimensions 
image height: 9 1/8 in. ( 23.2 cm ) sheet: 10 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 27.3 x 19.4 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Full-length female figure in right-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on rectangular sheet of cream paper. Another silhouette on verso.
Object Number 
Z.2619b
Marks 
inscribed in ink: lower left: "Miss Minny Kennedy"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Miss Minny Kennedy"
Gallery Label 
This silhouette belongs to a group of forty-five silhouettes of faculty and students of Miss Haines's School that were taken on November 12, 1859.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group