Abraham K. Beekman (1756-1816): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black paper underlay and brown ink
Framed: 5 1/4 × 4 1/2 × 5/8 in. (13.3 × 11.4 × 1.6 cm) Image: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
inscribed in ink: on paper affixed to back: "Abraham [K.] Beekman / . . . / Property [of Mrs.] W. B. Beekman"
Fragmentary label on old frame backing inscribed in brown ink: "Abraham Beekman' / [illegible] / Property [of Mrs] W. B. Beekman"
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in right-facing profile; hollow-cut from beige paper with black underlay and hair drawn in sepia on margin of cut-out; in oval window of rectangular frame made of wood faced with molded and gilded sheet brass.
Beekman Family Association Fund, 1952
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