William Livingston (1723-1790): Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2431
Date: 
c. 1786-1790
Medium: 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, with black ink laid on leather
Dimensions: 
image height: 2 1/8 in. ( 5.4 cm ) Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on front: "William Livingston" embossed: on front: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at right vertically in brown ink: "William Livingston"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM"
Description: 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper with black textile underlay and leather backing; details in ink on margins of cut-out.
Gallery Label: 
William Livingston was the first governor of the state of New Jersey and served in that office from 1776 to 1790.
Provenance: 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group