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Anthony Bleecker: Silhouette

Anthony Bleecker: Silhouette
Title
Anthony Bleecker: Silhouette
Date 
1805
Medium 
Hollow-cut 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: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 11.4 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper with canted corners; hair drawn in ink on margin of cut-out; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
Credit Line 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Object Number 
Z.2564aaa
Marks 
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 56" inscribed in ink: lower left: "AB 1805" embossed: below bust: "MUSEUM"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 56"; at lower left: "A.B. 1805"; embossed at lower center: "Museum"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a resident of New York.
Provenance 
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group