Mrs. Martha Ramsay Cruger: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2433
Date: 
1790-1840
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay and overmat
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 cm ) sheet: 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 6.7 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscription in graphite: on back: "Martha Ramsay / Mrs. John Cruger / grandmother / . . . [?]"
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed in graphite: "Martha Ramsay / Mrs. John Cruger's / grandmother"
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from white paper affixed to oval black paper backing with applied black paper border.
Gallery Label: 
This portrait represents the wife of John Cruger, Sr. (1677-1744) or the wife of a descendant of his.
Credit Line: 
Schell Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group