John Philip Engels, Burgermeister of Siegen (1715-1785): Silhouette
Black ink on oval beige paper laid on paper
image height: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm ) sheet: 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
inscription: on back: "John Philip Engels / Burgermeister in Siegen / born July 13 - 1715 / died Aug 14 - 1785 / married Anna Elizabeth / Spies / (great great grandfather of the donor) / Their daughter Louisa / married Charles Loss"
Verso inscribed in purple ink: "John Philip Engels / Burgermeister in Siegen / born July 13 -- 1715 / died Aug 14 -- 1785 / married Anna Elizabeth Spies..."
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile, in ink on oval piece of beige paper mounted on rectangular cream sheet.
Gift of Henry F. von Drehle, 1947
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