Unidentified Woman, Boy, and Girl: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2470
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Black prepared paper cut-out, with graphite, black wash, and white gouache, laid on thin board
Dimensions: 
cardboard: 11 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. ( 30.2 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
inscription in pencil: on back: "Mrs. Schley - / The Lenox / Apt 77 / 1-"
Inscriptions: 
Verso inscribed at center in graphite"Mrs. Schley - / The Lenox / Apt 77 / 1-"; index card found with object: "Silhouette of a mother, with small boy and small girl on either side. Identified on back as: K.W.M's Grandmother Washington, Uncle Lewellyn Washington, & Aunt Florence Washington (Schley). . . . Gift Dec. 1969"
Description: 
Silhouette: Three full-length figures--a boy, a woman, and a girl--all in right-facing profile; a single black cut-out figures with detailing of hair and costumes in white; mounted on rectangular piece of cardboard with ink wash to indicate ground plane.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group