Peter Lorillard (1763-1843): Silhouette
Black prepared blue paper cut-out, laid on card with irregular window cut out to reveal inscription on verso
frame: 12 1/2 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm ) image height: 8 1/8 in. ( 20.6 cm )
Blue paper of silhouette verso read through window of card inscribed in brown ink: "Peter Lorillard / of N. YK / Saratoga Springs 25th Augt. 1840."
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in left-facing profile; black paper cut-out mounted on cream paper; on verso of cream card, window cut out to reveal inscription on verso of black cut-out; rectangular black-painted wood frame.
The subject is listed as follows in the "Complete List of 3,800 Silhouette Portraits of American Citizens Taken Between 1839-1849 by August Edouart . . .": "Lorillard, Peter (2 ports.). See Reynolds and Wolfe (Saratoga, Aug. 25, 1840; July 17, 1844)." See Andrew Oliver, "Auguste Edouart's Silhouettes of Eminent Americans, 1839-1844" (1977), p. 531.
Gift of Mrs. Arthur A. Jones in memory of her husband
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