William Tappan: Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 12 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 32.1 x 19.7 cm )
inscription: on front: "William Tappan Pittsfield / 1793"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "William Tappan Pittsfield / 1793"
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male 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.