James Duane (1733-1797): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper with faded black textile underlay
image height: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm ) sheet: 4 1/2 x 4 in. ( 11.4 x 10.2 cm )
inscription in pencil: on front: "Duane" embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Duane"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM", below a spread eagle
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of beige paper with black (now faded) textile backing.
James Duane was the first mayor of New York City after the Revolution and served in that office from 1784 to 1789.
Gift of the children of Henry A. Stimson, through Miss Dorothy Stimson, 1942
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