Unidentified Man: Silhouette

Unidentified Man: Silhouette
Unidentified Man: Silhouette
Title
Unidentified Man: Silhouette
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay, and black ink and graphite
Dimensions 
frame: 6 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 1 in. ( 15.9 x 14.3 x 2.5 cm ) image height: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from brown paper, backed with brown paper backing with black square drawn in ink; profiles of hair and costume filled in with black ink; details of shirtfront in graphite; gilded rectangular frame.
Object Number 
Z.2520
Marks 
inscription in pencil: on back of frame: "Perry? Benj? / Fish? Fales? Fall? / of Bristol, R. I." inscription in graphite: on verso of secondary support: "Perry? Benj? / Fish? Fales? Fall? / of Bristol, R. I." inscription in graphite: verso, LL margin of secondary support:" ../Fi(?).../Y 217 - 3" / "Bristol, RI"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group