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William Edwards: Silhouette

William Edwards: Silhouette
William Edwards: Silhouette
Title
William Edwards: Silhouette
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 )
Description 
Silhouette: Life-size mask of male subject in right-facing profile; in ink wash within graphite outline on paper with handwritten inscription below.
Credit Line 
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Object Number 
Z.2409
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"
Gallery Label 
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group