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[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 1]

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 1]

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Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified woman facing left. Ink has been used to enhance the outline of her hair.

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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