William Livingston (1723-1790): Silhouette

William Livingston (1723-1790): Silhouette
Title
William Livingston (1723-1790): Silhouette
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 )
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.
Object Number 
Z.2431
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"
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