Samuel Bettle, Jr.: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, laid on a page in an album containing 6 silhouettes and 12 blank folios
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper with black textile backing; inscription identifies sitter, mounted in album containing a total of six silhouettes.
James B. Wilbur Fund, 1943
inscription in ink: below bust: "Samuel Bettle, Junr. / 17 December 1825."
inscription in pencil: lower right: ""museum" / see duplicate"
Album page inscribed at lower center below silhouette in brown ink: "Samuel Bettle Junr. / 17 December 1825."; at lower right in graphite: "'Museum' / see duplicate"
possibly Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.