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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 
Beige paper cut-out, 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: 3 5/8 in. ( 9.2 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject cut-out from cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564ddd
Marks 
inscribed ink: at base of bust: "AMcW. 1805"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "A.McW. 1805"
Gallery Label 
McWhorter (1734-1807) 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