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Object ID 1953.021.004
Object Name Silhouette
Title Jane Hastings
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Horace A. Beale, Jr.
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1820
Made Peale's Museum
Makers mark There is a Peale's Museum stamp "Museum" in banner format beneath the image.
Description Framed silhouette of Jane Hastings, daughter of John & Sarah Hastings of Wilmington and sister of Mary Hastings Brian. The 2 7/8" x 1 1/2" silhouette depicts a young woman in a cap facing left. The portrait is cut from white paper that has been mounted over a black fabric background. There is a stamp with text "Museum" in banner format beneath the image. The portrait is displayed in an oval window beneath a piece of revers-painted glass, which is black with a gold border around the image and gold rosettes in each corner. The frame is rectangular and gilded. There is an original framer's label affixed to the center top edge on the back: "Artistic framing / 924 Chestnut Street / F. Pulaski & Co. / Branch 1708 Columbia Ave." There is also part of a hand-written label that has mostly been removed: "Jane Hastings sister..."

Dimensions H-6 W-5 D-0.75 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Brian & Beale families
Provenance Mrs. Horace A. Beale, Jr. was the great-granddaughter of Jane’s sister, Mary Hastings Brian (the wife of Wilmington merchant, James Brian).
Subjects Silhouettes
Search Terms Silhouettes
Jane Hastings
Peale's Museum
Nineteenth Century
Material Paper; reverse-painted glass; gilded wood frame
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Silhouette