Asahel Wadsworth: Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 13 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 33.3 x 20 cm )
inscription: on front: "Mr Asahel Wadsworth Farmington / January 1794"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Asahel Wadsworth Farmington / January 1794"
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within two outlines in graphite on cream paper with handwritten description 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.