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"A. R." (Ashbel Ralston?): Silhouette

"A. R." (Ashbel Ralston?): Silhouette
Title
"A. R." (Ashbel Ralston?): 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: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Description 
Bust of boy 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.2564eee
Marks 
inscribed in ink: at base of bust: "A.R. 1805"
Inscriptions 
Silhouette inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "A. R. 1805."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group