Asahel Wadsworth: Silhouette

Asahel Wadsworth: Silhouette
Title
Asahel Wadsworth: Silhouette
Date 
1794
Medium 
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions 
sheet: 13 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 33.3 x 20 cm )
Description 
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within two outlines in graphite on cream paper with handwritten description below.
Credit Line 
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Object Number 
Z.2425
Marks 
inscription: on front: "Mr Asahel Wadsworth Farmington / January 1794"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Asahel Wadsworth Farmington / January 1794"
Gallery Label 
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group