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Silhouette, Portrait in Silhouette

This is a Silhouette. It was created by Augustin-Amant-Constance Fidele Edouart. It is dated 1839-1849 and we acquired it in 1914. Its medium is scissor-cut black paper on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Arthur S. Vernay. It is credited Gift of Arthur S. Vernay.

Its dimensions are

15.5 × 10.3 cm (6 1/8 × 4 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscription on reverse, and manuscript label on obverse, reading: "Tseruyeaathan or the-man-who-keeps-you-awake," Chief speaker of the five nations AE 1830. Oval black frame labelled "This silhouette was cut by August Edouart during his visit to the United States 1839-1849. Arthur S. Vernay, 12 East-45th Street New York."

Cite this object as

Silhouette, Portrait in Silhouette; Augustin-Amant-Constance Fidele Edouart (French, active England and USA, 1789 - 1861); scissor-cut black paper on white paper; 15.5 × 10.3 cm (6 1/8 × 4 1/16 in.); Gift of Arthur S. Vernay; 1914-42-1

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