Reuben Haines: Silhouette

Reuben Haines: Silhouette
Title
Reuben Haines: Silhouette
Date 
1806
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on white paper, mounted in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
Dimensions 
image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; found loose in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564hh
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No . . . / 36" inscribed in ink: lower left: "R. H. 1806" inscribed in ink: lower right: "Reuben Haines" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown and black ink: "No 36"; at lower left: "A.M.G. 1806"; at lower right: "A. M. Garsigues"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group