Sam F. Ralston: Silhouette

Sam F. Ralston: Silhouette
Title
Sam F. Ralston: 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 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 9.5 cm )
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
Object Number 
Z.2564t
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 19" inscribed in ink: lower left: "SFR 1806" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 19"; at lower left: "SFR 1806."; embossed at lower center reversed: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group