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William Mooney (1756-1831): Silhouette

Object Number: 
c. 1790-1800
Hollow-cut beige paper with faded black textile underlay
image height: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm ) sheet: 5 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. ( 13 x 10.8 cm )
inscription in pencil: on front: "Mooney" embossed: below bust: "PEALE'S MUSEUM"
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Mooney"; embossed at lower center: "PEALES MUSEUM", below a spread eagle
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; hollow-cut from beige paper with black (now faded) textile backing.
Gallery Label: 
A native of Ireland, William Mooney founded the Society of St. Tammany in New York City in 1789.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the children of Henry A. Stimson, through Miss Dorothy Stimson, 1942
Peale's Museum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group