Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay and black paper overmat, and black ink, watercolor, and gouache
frame: 11 3/8 x 9 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 28.9 x 23.5 x 1.9 cm )
image height: 8 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. ( 21.3 x 16.2 cm )
stamped: on back of frame: "THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOLK ARTS COLLECTION / November 17, 1937"
typewritten label: on back of frame: "Unidentified / Silhouette"
Silhouette: Three-quarter-length female figure in right-facing profile; black-painted dress with collar drawn in graphite on white paper with rounded corners, the head hollow-cut and backed with black textile (silk?); decoratively cut black paper border applied over silhouette; rectangular wood frame.
Elie Nadelman, Museum of Folk Arts, Riverdale-on-Hudson, Bronx, New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.