Head of a Seventeenth-Century Man, from disassembled Cummings album
Graphite on the verso of a calling card of "J. Barincou, Portrait Painter"
Overall: 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Inscribed at upper left vertically in graphite: "Exodus"; at upper center, inverted: "John"; verso inscribed at center: "Erasmus" in addition to a recipe for a mixed drink
This sketch came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists.
Gift of Mr. Whitney Hartshorne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.