J. P. Crosby: Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper laid on black prepared paper, in an album of 50 folios containing 91 silhouettes, 24 blank folios, and a two page list of sitters
image height: 2 5/8 in. ( 6.7 cm ) sheet: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 9.8 cm )
inscribed in ink: upper left: "No 44" inscribed in ink: lower left: "J. P. Crosby / ob[?] 1806"
Silhouette inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "No 44"; at lower left vertically: "J. P. Crosby"; at lower left: "[cut] 1806."
Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of cream paper; mounted in album containing a total of ninety-one silhouettes.
The subject was a resident of New York.
Gift of an Anonymous Donor, 1948
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.