David Richardson: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with black textile underlay, graphite, white gouache, and embossed gold metallic tape
frame: 8 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 7/8 in. ( 21 x 18.1 x 2.2 cm ) image height: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject wearing top hat in left-facing profile; hollow-cut by hand with black textile backing and collar and shirtfront drawn in graphite; embossed gilt-paper border; rectangular gilded (now discolored) frame.
The subject was the grandfather of the donor.
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.