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

Polly Blauvelt Dusenbury (Married Stephen Dusenbury, 1799): Silhouette
Polly Blauvelt Dusenbury (Married Stephen Dusenbury, 1799): Silhouette
Title
Polly Blauvelt Dusenbury (Married Stephen Dusenbury, 1799): Silhouette
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 )
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
Object Number 
Z.2403
Marks 
inscribed in ink: on paper affixed to back: "Polly Dusenbury - / Cousin of my Grandmother / Braman - over 200 / years old. / E. B. B. / 1924"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group