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Silhouette

Silhouette

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Description
Cut-out silhouette of a woman, facing right, wearing her hair up with a large comb. Black paper is pasted onto a roughly circular white piece signed at bottom "Honeywell"; signature partially cut off. Unframed.
Maker is Martha Ann Honeywell (1787-after 1848); born without hands, forearms and a foot, she traveled the United States cutting silhouettes (and other artworks) with her mouth and foot.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silhouette
date made
ca 1805-1835
place made
United States: Virginia, Alexandria
Physical Description
paper, wove (overall material)
ink (signature material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 5/8 in;.635 cm x 14.605 cm x 11.7475 cm
ID Number
DL.220760.003A
accession number
220760
catalog number
220760.003A
Credit Line
Gift of The Heirs of William and Dennis Ramsay
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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