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