Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette

Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette
Title
Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette
Date 
c. 1790-1800
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper stitched to a black paper underlay
Dimensions 
image height: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 13.7 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from cream paper stitched to rectangular black paper backing.
Object Number 
Z.2375
Marks 
inscription: on front: "Rev Dr M[c] Whorter"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed in graphite at lower left: "Rev Dr McWhorter"
Gallery Label 
McWhorter was born in New Castle County, Delaware, the son of Scottish parents who had come to America about 1730. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1759 and in the years that followed held pastorates in Newark, New Jersey, in Boston, and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group