William Rudolph Smith (1787-1868): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out, with black ink and wash laid on card
card: 12 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. ( 32.7 x 17.5 cm )
image height: 10 1/8 in. ( 25.7 cm )
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in right-facing profile; black paper cut-out with details lightly indicated in ink(?); mounted on rectangular cream card with wash to indicate ground plane.
inscription: on back: "William Rudolph Smith (1787-1868) / Son of William Moore Smith / and Ann (Rudolph) Smith / and / grandson of Rev. Wm. Smith, first / Provost of the University of Pennsylvania / and his wife Rebecca (Moore) Smith / Family Portraits / Collection of Wm. Ives Reuter Jr., B.C.L"
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