Mrs. Gouverneur Morris (Anne Cary Randolph, 1774-1837): Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out, laid on heavy beige paper with lithographed background
frame: 14 1/8 x 11 x 1 in. ( 35.9 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm ) image height: 8 1/8 in. ( 20.6 cm )
inscription: on object verso: "Mrs. Richard Morris/Glasgow 1832" signature and date: lower left: "Aug'st Edouart fecit 1831" inscription: on frame backing: "Mrs. Gouverneur Morris / Cut by Edouart in Glasgow / in 1831. Widowed in 1816. / Formerly Anne C
Signed and inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Aug.st Edouart fecit 1831"; verso ink: "Mrs. Richard Morris / Glasgow 1832"
Silhouette: Full-length female figure in right-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on beige paper with lithographed view of domestic interior; rectangular wooden frame.
The subject of this silhouette, which was cut by Edouart in Glasgow, Scotland, was once identified only as "a Mrs. Morris . . . the wife of the American Ambassador." The subject may actually be Mrs. Gouverneur Morris (1774-1837), née Anne ("Nancy") Cary Randolph. Miss Randolph married Gouverneur Morris in 1809, and was widowed in 1816.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.