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Abigail H. Ralston: Silhouette

Abigail H. Ralston: Silhouette
Title
Abigail H. Ralston: 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 3/8 in. ( 6 cm ) sheet: 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Bust of girl in left-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.2564s
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 18" inscribed in ink: lower left: "A. H. R. 1806" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 18"; at lower left: "A. H. R. 1806."; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group