Manna Wadsworth (c. 1770-1796): Silhouette
Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
sheet: 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 32.4 x 19.7 cm )
inscription: on front: "Mr Manna Wadsworth Pittsfield / 1793 - Died 4th March 1796 / at Farmington aged 26 yrs"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Manna Wadsworth Pittsfield / 1793 -- Died 4th March 1796 / at Farmington aged 26 yrs"
Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within two outlines in graphite on paper with handwritten description below.
This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.
Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.