Dr. Nathan Webb (d. 1795): Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 12 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. ( 32.1 x 19.4 cm )
inscription: on front: "Doctor Nathan Webb New York / 1792 Died of the yellow fever / in the fall of 1795"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Doctor Nathan Webb New York / 1792 Died of the yellow fever / in the fall of 1795"
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.