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Ann Van Nest (b. 1810): Silhouette

Object Number: 
Black prepared paper cut-out, laid on card
frame: 16 1/4 x 11 x 3/4 in. ( 41.3 x 27.9 x 1.9 cm ) image height: 9 3/4 in. ( 24.8 cm )
inscribed in ink: on back:
Verso inscribed at center in black ink: "Miss Ann Van Nest / (Daughter of Abraham Van Nest) / Aged 20 years / 1830 / Married / John Schermerhorn Bussing / 1833"
Silhouette: Full-length female figure with head in left-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on cream paper with cream mat in rectangular, black-painted wood frame.
Gallery Label: 
Ann Van Nest was the daughter of Abraham Van Nest. She married John Schermerhorn Bussing in 1833.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Bussing, 1935
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group