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Silhouette, Self-Portrait in Silhouette, ca. 1840

This is a Silhouette. It is dated ca. 1840 and we acquired it in 1910. Its medium is scissor-cut black wove paper laid down on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Virginia Gerson.

Its dimensions are

12.1 × 21.8 cm (4 3/4 × 8 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp, lower center, recto, in purple ink: Presented by Miss Virginia Gerson

It is inscribed

Table with pierced inscription: WILHELM. MULLER / DUSSELDORF.

Cite this object as

Silhouette, Self-Portrait in Silhouette, ca. 1840; scissor-cut black wove paper laid down on white wove paper; 12.1 × 21.8 cm (4 3/4 × 8 9/16 in.); 1910-28-1

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