Theodore Johnson and His Daughter Louisa: Silhouette
Black prepared blue paper cut-out, mounted on card with irregular window cut out to reveal inscription on verso
frame: 10 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 9 3/16 in. ( 26.7 x 20.6 x 23.3 cm ) image height: 8 1/4 in. ( 21 cm )
inscribed in ink: on back of paper: "Theo. T. Johnson / Febry. 24, 1840" and "Mary Louisa Johnson / Feby 24th 1840"
Blue paper of silhouette verso read through two windows of card inscribed in brown ink: "Theod. S. Johnson / Febry. 24. 1840."; "Mary Louisa Johnson / Feby 24th 1840"
Silhouette: Full-length male figure in right-facing profile opposite full-length female figure in left-facing profile; black paper cut-outs mounted on cream paper; rectangular, black-painted wood frame.
The subjects are listed as follows in the "Complete List of 3,800 Silhouette Portraits of American Citizens Taken Between 1839-1849 by August Edouart . . .": "Johnson, Theo. T. (New York, Feb. 24, 1840)" and "Johnson, Miss Louisa, sister of Mrs. Colt (New York, Feb. 24, 1840)." See Andrew Oliver, "Auguste Edouart's Silhouettes of Eminent Americans, 1839-1844" (1977), p. 529.
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