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Mrs. Dorcas Wright: Silhouette

Mrs. Dorcas Wright: Silhouette
Mrs. Dorcas Wright: Silhouette
Mrs. Dorcas Wright: Silhouette
Title
Mrs. Dorcas Wright: Silhouette
Date 
1794
Medium 
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions 
sheet: 12 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 32.1 x 19.7 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of female subject; ink wash within outline in graphite on paper with handwritten description below.
Credit Line 
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Object Number 
Z.2424
Marks 
inscription: on front: "Mrs Dorcas Wright Northampton / Jan 7[?]-1794"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mrs Dorcas Wright Northampton / Jany -- 1794"
Gallery Label 
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group