Robert Vaux: Silhouette

Robert Vaux: Silhouette
Title
Robert Vaux: Silhouette
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 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 12.1 x 9.2 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in left-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
Object Number 
Z.2564kk
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 38" inscribed in ink: lower left: "R.V. 1806" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 38"; at lower left: "R. V. 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