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Sarah Ralston: Silhouette

Sarah Ralston: Silhouette
Title
Sarah 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: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 9.8 cm )
Description 
Bust of female 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.2564h
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 8" inscribed in ink: lower left: "S. R. 1806." embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 8"; at lower left: "S.R. 1806"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group