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
Arthur S. Vernay.
It is credited
Gift of Arthur S. Vernay.
Its dimensions are
19.4 × 10.6 cm (7 5/8 × 4 3/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Manuscript label on recto. Inscription on verso: "Henrietta Slave of B Favat Young of Natchez New Orleans 21st Janry 1844." 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; 19.4 × 10.6 cm (7 5/8 × 4 3/16 in.); Gift of Arthur S. Vernay; 1914-42-3