Walter Cotton: Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 12 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. ( 32.1 x 19.4 cm )
inscription: on front: "Mr Walter Cotton Long Meadow / December 1792"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Walter Cotton Long Meadow / December 1792"
Silhouette: Life-size mask of male subject in right-facing profile; ink wash within graphite outline on cream 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.