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Object ID 1941.066.003
Object Name Silhouette
Title Lizzie Ross
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Christopher L. Ward, Sr.
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1840
Description Framed silhouette of Miss Lizzie Ross that depicts a 3" high bust portrait of a young woman with small features facing left. The sitter wears a high, stiff lace collar and appears to have a tall comb in her hair. The silhouette is cut from piece of paper that is mounted over a black silk background. There is hand-written pen text to the lower right of the image: "Miss Lizzie Ross." The silhouette is mounted into a round walnut frame and there are two red and white adhesive stickers on the back with text: "Miss Lizzie Ross given by Mrs. C.L. Ward."
Dimensions D-0.875 Dia-5.625 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Ross family
Provenance The donor acquired this and several other items from someone who had purchased them around 1928 from a Miss Ross, who lived with her father near Viola in Kent County. The subject may have a family connection to Delaware silversmith, Robert Ross, who was working in Frederica, DE around 1791.
Subjects Silhouettes
Search Terms Lizzie Ross
Kent County
Nineteenth Century
Ross Family
Material Paper; silk; walnut frame
Place of Origin Kent County, DE
Medium Silhouette