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Silhouette, Portrait in Silhouette

This is a Silhouette. 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

25.5 × 23 cm (10 1/16 × 9 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Manuscript label on recto: "Widow Mrs. Samuel Hammong Jr. formerly Miss Greene, Boston 16th Novemb. 1841. Oct. 22nd March 1844." Inscription on verso: "Mrs. Sam Hammond Jr. Boston, Novber 16th 1841." Black frame labelled: "This silhouette... was cut by August Edouart during his visit to the U.S. 1839-1849. ARthur S. Vernay 12 East 45th Street New York."

Cite this object as

Silhouette, Portrait in Silhouette; scissor-cut black paper on white paper; 25.5 × 23 cm (10 1/16 × 9 1/16 in.); Gift of Arthur S. Vernay; 1914-42-5

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