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William L. Hodge: Silhouette

William L. Hodge: Silhouette
Title
William L. Hodge: Silhouette
Date 
c. 1803-1810
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 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 4 5/8 x 3 9/16 in. ( 11.7 x 9 cm )
Description 
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 
Z.2564ttt
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 72" inscribed in pencil: lower left: "WLH" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 72"; at lower left in graphite: "W. L. H."; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group