Andrew E. Belknap: Silhouette

Andrew E. Belknap: Silhouette
Title
Andrew E. Belknap: Silhouette
Date 
1806
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: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm ) sheet: 4 x 3 in. ( 10.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in right-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.2564vv
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 51" inscribed in ink: lower left: "A.E.B. 1806" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 51"; at lower left: "A. E. B. 1806"; embossed at lower center reversed: "Museum"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of Boston.
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group