Mabel Hallibut: Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 12 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. ( 31.8 x 19.4 cm )
inscription: on front: "Mrs. Mabel Hallibut Pittsfield / 1793"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Miss Mabel Hallibut Pittsfield / 1793"
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of female subject; 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.