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Object ID 1959.003.004
Object Name Silhouette
Title Unknown Woman
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Ernest Hall
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1820
Made Peale's Museum
Makers mark There is a faint Peale's Museum stamp: "Museum" in banner format beneath the image.
Description Framed silhouette of an unknown woman, possibly from the Hall family. The 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" bust portrait depicts a young woman with a bow or comb at the back of her head facing left. There is a faint stamp "Museum" in banner format beneath the image. The portrait is cut from white paper that has been mounted over a black background. The very worn, black-painted frame is step molded.
Dimensions H-4.5 W-3.75 D-0.5 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Hall family
Provenance Gift from the estate of Harriet McLear Hall.
Subjects Silhouettes
Search Terms Silhouettes
Peale's Museum
Hall Family
Nineteenth Century
Material Paper; glass; wood frame
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Medium Silhouette