William John Duane (b. 1780): Silhouette
Hollow-cut beige paper
image height: 3 5/8 in. ( 9.2 cm ) sheet: 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.1 x 9.8 cm )
inscribed in ink: below bust: "Wm. J. Duane / 1802." inscribed in pencil: on paper found with object: "($11.00) / Henkels sale 1356 / (June 16, 1924) No 43 / William J. Duane / son of William / Duane and member / of the Cabinet" and "Roosevelt"
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Wm. J. Duane / 1802."
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from rectangular sheet of beige paper; unattached black paper backing (not original)
Duane, a lawyer, married Deborah Bache of Philadelphia, a granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin.
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