Charles West Thomson (1798-1879): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out, graphite, and white gouache, laid on yellow prepared paper with lithographic background and gray wash
frame: 15 x 12 x 3/4 in. ( 38.1 x 30.5 x 1.9 cm ) image: 10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 27.6 x 20 cm )
inscription, signature and date: lower left: "Presented to Chs. West Thomson Esqr. / by his obed't. serv't. / Aug'st Edouart / Philadelphia 10th Jan'ry 1843." inscription: on paper affixed to back: "Silhouette of Charles West Thomson / Author and Poet /
Inscribed and signed at lower left in black ink: "Presented to Chs. West Thoms Esqr. / by his obidt. servt. / Aug.st Edouart / Philadelphia 10th. Janry. 1843."
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in left-facing profile; black paper cut-out on yellow paper with lithographed view of a writer's study; table with inkstand and bookshelves in the background at the right, and churchyard visible through large window at the left; hinged onto to brown decorative wove paper; rectangular wooden frame.
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