R. R. B.: Silhouette of a Young Boy

Object Number: 
Z.2564kkkk
Date: 
1810
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 3/16 in. ( 5.6 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "93" inscribed in pencil: lower left: "Octob- 1910-" inscribed in ink: lower right: "R. R. B." embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions: 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "92."; at lower right: "R. R. B.; at lower left in graphite: "Octob. 1810 --"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Description: 
Bust of boy in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Provenance: 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group