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Peter Lorillard (1763-1843): Silhouette

Peter Lorillard (1763-1843): Silhouette
Title
Peter Lorillard (1763-1843): Silhouette
Date 
1840
Medium 
Black prepared blue paper cut-out, laid on card with irregular window cut out to reveal inscription on verso
Dimensions 
frame: 12 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 8 1/8 in. ( 20.6 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in left-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on cream paper; on verso of cream card, window cut out to reveal inscription on verso of black cut-out; rectangular black-painted wood frame.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur A. Jones in memory of her husband
Object Number 
Z.2535
Inscriptions 
Blue paper of silhouette verso read through window of card inscribed in brown ink: "Peter Lorillard / of N. YK / Saratoga Springs 25th Augt. 1840."
Gallery Label 
The subject is listed as follows in the "Complete List of 3,800 Silhouette Portraits of American Citizens Taken Between 1839-1849 by August Edouart . . .": "Lorillard, Peter (2 ports.). See Reynolds and Wolfe (Saratoga, Aug. 25, 1840; July 17, 1844)." See Andrew Oliver, "Auguste Edouart's Silhouettes of Eminent Americans, 1839-1844" (1977), p. 531.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group