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Unidentified Man: Silhouette

Unidentified Man: Silhouette
Title
Unidentified Man: Silhouette
Date 
1770-1800
Medium 
Black prepared paper cut-out, laid on beige paper
Dimensions 
image height: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm ) sheet: 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 12.1 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; black cut-out silhouette on rectangular sheet of cream paper.
Object Number 
Z.2489
Marks 
inscription in pencil: on back: "Early silhouette"
Inscriptions 
Verso inscribed at center in graphite: "Eng. silhouette", possibly indicating English origin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group