Unidentified Abeel Family Man: Silhouette with Portrait Sketch

Object Number: 
Z.2575
Date: 
1800
Dimensions: 
image height: 3 1/8 in. ( 7.9 cm ) sheet: 7 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 19.7 x 12.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed in pencil: on back: "Mary Ann Abeel. / 1800" (?)
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at upper left in graphite: "Mary Ann Abeel. / 1800"; verso has inverted graphite sketch of same sitter at upper right of hollow-cut silhouette
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; drawing of bust in graphite in upper right quadrant of sheet; detached black textile (silk?) backing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group