Mrs. N. W. White: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2353
Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Black ink and gray gouache on beige paper
Dimensions: 
frame: 4 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3/8 in. ( 12.1 x 10.5 x 1 cm ) image height: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: below bust: "BACHE'S / PATENT"
Inscriptions: 
Embossed at lower right: "BACHE'S PATENT"; at lower center in graphite: "Mrs N. W. White"
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; image cut-out from black paper with details of hair and costume in ink, and on cream wove paper secondary support; in rectangular marquetry frame with carved decoration at corners.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1942
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group