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William C. Ralston: Silhouette

William C. Ralston: Silhouette
Title
William C. Ralston: Silhouette
Date 
1805
Medium 
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
Dimensions 
image height: 3 3/16 in. ( 8.1 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 11.4 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper with canted corners; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564j
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 9" inscribed in ink: lower left: "WCR. 1805. AEt: 20."
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 9"; at lower left: "WCR. 1805 Æt. 20."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group