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Abigail Goodrich: Silhouette

Abigail Goodrich: Silhouette
Title
Abigail Goodrich: 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 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 3 5/8 in. ( 9.2 cm )
Description 
Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from circular 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.2564ggg
Marks 
inscribed in ink: at top: "No 59" inscribed in ink: at bottom: "A.G. 1806" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper center in brown ink: "No 59"; at lower left: "A. G. 1806"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of Ridgfield [Connecticut?]
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group