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Mary Arden (ca. 1726–1817)

Object Name: Silhouette
Date: 1800-1817
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Medium: Hollow-cut beige paper with black glass underlay
Dimensions: Image (height): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Framed: 6 3/4 × 5 7/8 × 1 1/4 in. (17.1 × 14.9 × 3.2 cm)
Description: Silhouette: Bust of elderly female subject in right-facing profile; image hollow-cut by machine from cream paper with black underlay, in oval window of gold and black reverse-painted glass with rosette ornament in each corner; gilded rectangular frame.
Credit Line: Bequest of John B. Morris Jr., 1957
Object Number: Z.2381
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Marks: Paper label affixed to back inscribed: "My / Great-Grandmother / Mary Arden / (Maiden name / Died Feby 13th 1817. / Aged 91 yrs."; embossed below bust, "TODD"