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Object ID 1946.025.001
Object Name Silhouette
Title Governor Thomas Collins
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Bequest of Miss Anne Sinclair Regester
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1840
Description Framed, oval silhouette of Governor Thomas Collins (1732-1789) of Smyrna. The 3" x 1 1/2" bust portrait depicts a man facing right. There is pencil text beneath the image: "Governor / Thomas Collins / of Delaware / 1732-89." The silhouette is cut from white paper that has been mounted over a black silk background in a metal frame. Collins served during the American Revolution as a Lieutenant Colonel in Caesar Rodney's Upper Kent militia and within a year was a Brigadier General of the Delaware Militia. He served as President (Governor) of the state of Delaware from October 28, 1786 until his death on March 29, 1789.
Dimensions H-5.125 W-4 D-0.5 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Provenance This item was bequeathed to the Society by Anne Sinclair Regester, the great, great granddaughter of Governor Collins.
Subjects Silhouettes
Portraits
Governors
Search Terms Thomas Collins
Smyrna
Kent County
Silhouettes
Portraits
Nineteenth Century
Governors
American Revolution
Material Paper; silk; metal frame
Medium Silhouette