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Bust Portrait of a Woman; from disassembled Cummings album

Bust Portrait of a Woman; from disassembled Cummings album
Title
Bust Portrait of a Woman; from disassembled Cummings album
Medium 
Graphite on paper with horizontal lines backed with blue album paper over a dusting of sanguine chalk
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in. ( 7.5 x 5.6 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Object Number 
1979.14b
Marks 
inscription: lower left to right: ". . . bil Carter Mon. . ." (upside down)
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower border upside down in graphite: "… bil Castor Mon…"[cut]
Gallery Label 
This sketch came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group