Mrs. Johanna Beekman: Silhouette

Object Number: 
c. 1800
Hollow-cut beige paper with blue paper underlay, and brown ink
Framed: 5 1/8 × 4 1/2 × 3/4 in. (13 × 11.4 × 1.9 cm) Image: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
inscribed in ink: on paper affixed to back: "Mrs. Abraham [K. Beekman] / 'Johanna Beekman' / Property of Mrs. W. B. / Beekman"
Embossed at lower center: "T.P. JONES / FECIT"; fragmentary label on old frame backing inscribed in brown ink: "Mrs. Abraham K.[cut] / 'Johanna Beekman' / Property of Mrs W. B / Beekman"
Silhouette: Bust of female subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut by machine with blue underlay and hair drawn in sepia on margin of cut-out; in oval window of rectangular frame made of wood faced with molded and gilded sheet brass.
Gallery Label: 
Johanna (Beekman) Beekman was the daughter of Gerard W. Beekman and the niece of James Beekman.
Credit Line: 
Beekman Family Association Fund, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group