William Edwards: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2409
Date: 
1794
Medium: 
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
sheet: 12 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. ( 32.1 x 19.4 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on front: "Mr William Edwards / Northampton Jan 7 1794"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "Mr William Edwards / Northampton Jany 1794"
Description: 
Silhouette: Life-size mask of male subject in right-facing profile; in ink wash within graphite outline on paper with handwritten inscription below.
Gallery Label: 
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group