Deborah Bache: Silhouette
Hollow-cut oval beige paper laid on paper
image height: 4 in. ( 10.2 cm ) sheet: 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 14.9 x 10.8 cm )
inscribed in ink: below bust: "Deborah Bache / 1802." inscribed in pencil: on paper found with object: "($11.00) / Henkels sale 1356 / (June 16, 1924) No. 41 / (Deborah Bache, / grand daughter / of Benjamin Frank- / lin and wife of / Wm. J. Duane"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Deborah Bache / 1802."
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from oval piece of cream paper mounted on slightly irregular rectangular cream sheet.
Deborah Bache, a granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, married William John Duane, probably soon after this silhouette was cut.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.