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.
Bequest of Miss Anne C. Hood
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"
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