Anna Elizabeth Spies Engels (1740-1791): Silhouette
Beige paper cut-out with black ink and wash laid on beige paper
image height: 3 3/8 in. ( 8.6 cm ) sheet: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
inscription: on back: "Anna Elizabeth Engels / neé Spies / born Nov 24 - 1740 / died July 1 - 1791 / wife of John Philip Engels / Their daughter / Louisa married / Charles Loss / great-great grandmother of the donor"
Verso inscribed in purple ink: "Anna Elizabeth Engels / born Nov 24 -- 1740 / died July 1 -- 1791 / wife of John Philip Engles..."
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in right-facing profile; painted silhouette cut-out, mounted on rectangular sheet of cream paper.
Gift of Henry F. von Drehle, 1947
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.