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

Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette
Title
Alexander McWhorter, D.D. (1734-1807): Silhouette
Date 
1805
Medium 
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay, mounted 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: 4 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 12.4 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject 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.2564gg
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper right: "No 34" inscribed in pencil: upper right: "4" inscribed in ink: lower left: "1805 / Revd. Dr. McW[horter] 1805"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper right in brown ink: "No 34"; at lower left: "1805 / Revd. Dr. McW -- 1805 [cut]"
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group