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[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 4]

[Silhouette of woman facing left, no. 4]

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Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified woman facing left. She wears her hair in a bun. A large lock of hair hangs over her forehead.

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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