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

Object Number: 
c. 1835
Graphite on paper, its verso dusted in sanguine chalk
Overall: 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.5 x 6 cm )
inscription: on album leaf: "T. BIRCH 1787-1851?"
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