Mrs. Johanna Beekman: Silhouette

Mrs. Johanna Beekman: Silhouette
Title
Mrs. Johanna Beekman: Silhouette
Date 
c. 1800
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper with blue paper underlay, and brown ink
Dimensions 
frame: 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 13 x 11.4 x 1.9 cm ) image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut by machine with blue underlay and hair drawn in sepia on margin of cut-out; in oval window of rectangular frame made of wood faced with molded and gilded sheet brass.
Credit Line 
Beekman Family Association Fund, 1952
Object Number 
Z.2357
Marks 
inscribed in ink: on paper affixed to back: "Mrs. Abraham [K. Beekman] / 'Johanna Beekman' / Property of Mrs. W. B. / Beekman"
Inscriptions 
Embossed at lower center: "T.P. JONES / FECIT"; fragmentary label on old frame backing inscribed in brown ink: "Mrs. Abraham K.[cut] / 'Johanna Beekman' / Property of Mrs W. B / Beekman"
Gallery Label 
Johanna (Beekman) Beekman was the daughter of Gerard W. Beekman and the niece of James Beekman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group