John Brown Copp Silhouette Portrait

Description:

This is a cutout silhouette portrait of John Brown Copp (b. 1779) done during the early 19th century. Silhouette portraits became popular during the late 18th and early 19th century due to their affordability compared to the time and expense of an oil painted portrait.

The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Copp Collection, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: Gift of John Brenton Copp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.006558.02Catalog Number: 6558.02Accession Number: 28810

Object Name: silhouetteOther Terms: Silhouette; Pictures

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 5 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-1952-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_316245

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