Special Summer Offerings

Now through Labor Day enjoy an exciting array of family programs and admission discounts for museum-goers of all ages!

Unidentified Boy: Silhouette with circular trompe l'oeil above books and laurel branches

Object Number: 
Z.2559
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Black ink and wash, watercolor, and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
image height: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm ) sheet: 6 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 16.8 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed label: affixed to back of discarded frame: "76 SILHOUETTE OF BOY ALSATIAN, END OF 18TH CENTURY / A painted silhouette on a little decorated mat typically Alsatian. / Narrow black frame." inscribed: on back of discarded frame: "Mer 135"
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust (nearly half-length figure) of a boy in right-facing profile; silhouette in black ink inside circular border with laurel branches, a book and manuscript at the base; rectangular cream sheet.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group