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Colonel Henry Ludington (1739–1817)

Object Name: Silhouette
Date: 1777
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Medium: Black ink and brown ink wash with touches of bronzing on beige paper
Dimensions: Image: 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. ( 24.4 x 32.1 cm ) Framed: 14 in. × 17 in. × 3/4 in. (35.6 × 43.2 × 1.9 cm)
Description: Silhouette: Full-length male figure on horseback, in right-facing profile; silhouette in black ink with bronze highlights on costume; ground plane and stone wall in background painted in wash; rectangular wood frame with textured, carved and gilded inner molding.
Object Number: Z.2526
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Inscribed: Inscribed at upper left in brown ink: "Colonel Henry Ludington / 7th Regiment / Dutchess County 1777"