Aaron Wright, Jr.: Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 12 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. ( 31.8 x 19.7 cm )
inscription: on front: "Mr Aaron Wright jun'r Northampton / Jan 7 - 1794"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Aaron Wright junr Northampton / Jany -- 1794"
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within outline in graphite on paper with handwritten description below.
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.