Mr. And Mrs. H. M. Schieffelin and Family: Silhouette

Object Number: 
2001.301
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Black prepared paper cut-outs with gray wash, white gouache, and brown ink, laid on thin card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 19 in. ( 40 x 48.3 cm )
Marks: 
signed: "Aug.n Edouart, Fecit 1840, 411 Broadway, New York"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed on the lower left in brown ink: "Aug.st Edouart fecit 1840 / 411 Broadway New York."; on verso cold stamp at lower center with stylized intertwined "AE" monogram
Description: 
Silhouette: Includes four figures depicted in drawing room with large draped window, Empire sofa, and two marine paintings on rear wall; period maple frame.
Gallery Label: 
Auguste Edouart's silhouette of the Henry Maunsell Schieffelin family depicts four figures: Mr. Henry M. Schieffelin, standing, holding a high hat; Sarah, his wife, standing, offering a piece of sheet music to her mother who is seated; and Mrs. Schieffelin's sister, holding a small hand bag. Henry M. Schieffelin lived at 27 Waverly Place in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Susan Schieffelin Gillotti
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group