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First bishop of Virginia

First bishop of Virginia

 
 
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Full-length silhouette portrait shows James Madison, the first bishop of Virginia facing right outdoors next to a tree.
Purchase; 1915; (DLC/PP-1915:44874).

Cutting portraits, generally in profile, from black card became popular in the mid-18th century, though the term silhouette was seldom used until the early decades of the 19th century, and the tradition has continued under this name into the 21st century.

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01/01/1780
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Marshal, John, artist
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