Unidentified Woman: Silhouette
Black prepared paper cut-out laid on beige paper printed with oval frame surmounted by a ribbon bow and a wreath, with blank cartouche below, mounted on a wood panel
frame: 8 1/8 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 20.6 x 14.3 x 2.9 cm ) image: 6 1/4 x 3 13/16 in. ( 15.9 x 9.7 cm )
printed label: affixed to backboard: "57 CUT-OUT SILHOUETTE DUTCH, 1795 / Of a dignified woman whose hair is dressed in the elaborate / fashion of the end of the 18th century. Gilt frame." graphite inscription: on backboard: "57" and illegible numbers.
Silhouette: Head of female subject in right-facing profile, cut from black paper and pasted on beige laid paper with engraved design consisting of an oval frame surmounted by a ribbon bow and a wreath; engraving adhered overall to wood board, which has been painted black on verso, gilded rectangular frame.
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