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Charles Willson Peale - [Silhouette of man facing right, no. 1]

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Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing right. He wears a wig with a ponytail and has a prominent nose.
Title devised by Library staff.
Reverse image of DRWG/US - Peale, no. 20 (AA size).
(DLC/PP-44431).

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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01/01/1761
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Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827, artist
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