Wharton Barker (1846-1921): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out and graphite, laid on board
cardboard: 12 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. ( 32.7 x 23.5 cm )
image height: 6 1/4 in. ( 15.9 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of bearded male subject in left-facing profile, drawn in graphite; black paper cut-out mounted on rectangular piece of cardboard with inscription in ink below bust.
Gift of Robert Grimshaw, 1930
signature and date: below bust: "Kate P. Parker fecit"
inscription in ink: below bust: "Dear Miss Parker / this is me / Wharton Barker"
inscription in ink: on back: "Wharton Barker / originator of / Penn Club / The American Party - / Taken by Kate P. Parker / Phila. May 1901. / 317 So. 12 St."
inscription in pencil: lower left front: "(Chair fose)" ?
Signed and inscribed at lower center in black ink: "Kate P. Parker fecit --"; signed and inscribed below by sitter in gray ink: "Dear miss Parker / This is me / Wharton Barker"; at lower left in graphite: "(chair pose)"; verso inscribed in gray ink: "Wharton Barker / originator of / Penn Club / The American Party / Taken by Kate P. Parker / Phila. May 1905."
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