Mrs. Richard Van Buren (b. 1790)

Mrs. Richard Van Buren (b. 1790)
Mrs. Richard Van Buren (b. 1790)
Mrs. Richard Van Buren (b. 1790)
thin, beige wove paper, with watercolor; black textile
frame: 9 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 24.4 x 21.3 x 2.2 cm ) image: 6 x 4 7/8 in. ( 15.2 x 12.4 cm )
Silhouette: Half-length, seated female figure, hollow-cut from beige paper, with details, including hair, collar, book, and chairback, painted in black, red and yellow watercolor; black textile backing; rectangular wooden frame.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Miss Anne C. Hood
Object Number 
inscription: on back of frame: "Maria Fowler Van Buren born in / New York 1790 - wife of Richard Van Buren / her Silhouette - Taken in / Philadelphia 1823 - on her Wedding Journey"
Gallery Label 
Richard Van Buren and Maria (Fowler) Van Buren had their silhouettes made in Philadelphia while on their wedding journey in 1823.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group