William Mooney (1756-1831): Silhouette

William Mooney (1756-1831): Silhouette
Title
William Mooney (1756-1831): Silhouette
Date 
c. 1790-1800
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper with faded black textile underlay
Dimensions 
image height: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) sheet: 5 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 13 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from beige paper with black (now faded) textile backing.
Credit Line 
Gift of the children of Henry A. Stimson, through Miss Dorothy Stimson, 1942
Object Number 
Z.2441
Marks 
inscription in pencil: on front: "Mooney" embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Mooney"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM", below a spread eagle
Gallery Label 
A native of Ireland, William Mooney founded the Society of St. Tammany in New York City in 1789.
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group