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William Bleecker (1772-1818): Silhouette

William Bleecker (1772-1818): Silhouette
William Bleecker (1772-1818): Silhouette
c. 1803-1810
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 4 11/16 x 4 in. ( 11.9 x 10.2 cm )
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "74" inscribed in pencil: upper center: "Wm[VS?]" inscribed in pencil: lower center: "WBleec. . ." embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "74"; at lower left in graphite: "WBleeker"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of New York.
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group