Philip Milledoler Beekman (1845-1846): Silhouette

Object Number: 
1948.515
Date: 
1846
Medium: 
Black prepared paper cut-out, white chalk, and white gouache, laid on yellow prepared heavy paper with lithographic background and gray wash
Dimensions: 
Image: 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 26 x 18.1 cm ) Frame: 19 1/2 x 16 x 1 1/4 in. ( 49.5 x 40.6 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on mat: "PHIILIP MILLEDOLER BEEKMAN. / Second Son of James W. Beekman and Abian Steele Milledoler. / Born June 12th 1845. / Died Aug 15th 1846" signature and date: lower right: "Augt Edouart fecit / Saratoga 1846."
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower right in brown ink: "Aug.st Edouart. fecit / Saratoga 1846."; verso inscribed at upper border in graphite: "Philip Milledoler Beekman / Second son of James W. Beekman / and Abian Steele Milledoler / Born June 12, 1845 / Died August 15, 1846"
Description: 
Silhouette: Full-length figure of infant standing adjacent to chair in black cut-out paper with white line detailing, affixed to cream paper with lithograph of domestic interior with table in mid-ground at right and window in center background; gilded rectangular frame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Beekman Family Association
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group