Polly Blauvelt Dusenbury (Married Stephen Dusenbury, 1799): Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2403
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, and gray gouache
Dimensions: 
frame: 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 10.8 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in ink: on paper affixed to back: "Polly Dusenbury - / Cousin of my Grandmother / Braman - over 200 / years old. / E. B. B. / 1924"
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of youthful female subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut, probably by hand, from beige paper with black textile backing; in rectangular, early plastic (bois durci?) frame with molded floral decoration.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Francis L. Noble through her sister, Miss Irene Braman, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group