Mrs. David E. Wheeler: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2517
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Black prepared paper cut-out, laid on card
Dimensions: 
frame: 14 5/8 x 7 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 37.1 x 19.7 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 9 1/8 in. ( 23.2 cm )
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed on paper backing of frame: "Silhouette of Mrs. David E. Wheeler / second wife of Mr. David E. Wheeler / of New York City"; on label affixed to verso of frame: "VENABLE'S / Fine Arts / 1307 H ST., N.W. / WASHINGTON / D.C."
Description: 
Silhouette: Full-length female figure in left-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on cream paper; rectangular black-painted wood frame with gold-painted trim.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Flora L. Hendley, 1939
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group