Adeline Arden Hamilton (1795- c. 1873): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay
frame: 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 14 x 9.2 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
typed/inscribed: on paper affixed to back of frame: "Adeline Arden Hamilton / born 1795, died aged / 78 years. Married / Dr. Alexander Clinton. / Miniature cut about / 1807/ Gift of Mary Clinton / Brown, May 9, 1940"
Inscribed on typed label affixed to verso of frame: "Adeline Arden Hamilton / born 1795, died aged / 78 years. Married / Dr. Alexander Clinton"; below in black ink: "Miniature cut about / 1807"
Silhouette: Bust of young female subject in right-facing profile; image hollow-cut from beige paper with black textile backing; oval frame of black painted metal.
The subject was about thirteen years of age when this silhouette was made. She later became the wife of Dr. Alexander Clinton.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.