Seth Parsons: Silhouette

Object Number: 
Z.2413
Date: 
1796
Medium: 
Graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: 
sheet: 12 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 31.4 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on front: "Seth Parsons 7 August 1796"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower right in graphite: "Seth Parsons 7 August 1796"
Description: 
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; outline in graphite on paper with handwritten inscription below.
Gallery Label: 
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group