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Robert Ralston, Jr.: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2564n
Date: 
1806
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 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 4 in. ( 12.4 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 13" inscribed in ink: lower left: "RR Junr. Oct. 1806"
Inscriptions: 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 13"; at lower left: "R.R. Junr. Oct 1806."; 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