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Asahel Wadsworth

Object Name: Silhouette
Date: 1794
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Medium: Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 13 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 33.3 x 20 cm )
Description: Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within two outlines in graphite on cream paper with handwritten description below.
Credit Line: Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Object Number: Z.2425
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Asahel Wadsworth Farmington / January 1794"

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This profile portrait is one of about two dozen found among the papers of Benjamin Tappan, great-grandfather of the donor.