Henry Deming, Jr.: Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 13 x 8 in. ( 33 x 20.3 cm )
inscription: on front: "Mr Henry Deming Jun'r Wethersfield/ January 1794"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Henry Deming junr Wethersfield / January 1794"
Silhouette: Life-size mask of male subject in right-facing profile; ink wash within graphite outline on paper with handwritten inscription 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.