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Study for a Miniature Portrait of Gustavus Adolphus Rollins; from disassembled Cummings album

Object Number: 
1979.21d
Date: 
c. 1835
Medium: 
Graphite on paper, its verso dusted in sanguine chalk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.5 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: on album leaf: "T. BIRCH 1787-1851?"
Description: 
Portrait study done c.1835 for a watercolor on ivory miniature presently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. no. 27.216
Gallery Label: 
The subject has been tentatively identified as Thomas Birch (1787-1851). This sketch came to the society mounted in an album of sketches and engravings by Thomas S. Cummings and various other nineteenth-century American artists.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group