One album of silhouettes (Two profiles in watercolor; Seventeen hollow cut silhouettes (Seven mounted in and ten loose)

19th century
William Henry Bartlett (English, 1809–1854), Peale Museum (American, 19th century), J. Bruff (American, 19th century)


Dimensions

Overall: 19.3 x 26cm (7 5/8 x 10 1/4in.)

Accession Number

1999.238.1-19

Medium or Technique

Hollow cut silhouettes over black paper and textile; watercolor

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silhouettes

Mottled brown paper covered album with sewn binding containing twelve pages of medium-thick cream slightly textured wove paper
Two profile portraits in watercolor; six holllow cut silhouettes over black shiny paper; one hollow cut silhouette over black textile fragment; ten loose unbacked hollow cut silhouettes

Provenance

The Estate of E. Maurice Bloch, Nov. 1990; Elmar and Azita-bina Seibel, Boston, MA; from whom given June 23, 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Azita Bina-Seibel and Elmar W. Seibel