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Decius Wadsworth, Esq.

Object Name: Silhouette
Date: 1793
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Medium: Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ( 31.8 x 19 cm )
Description: Silhouette: Life-size (?) right-facing profile of male subject; ink wash within outline in graphite on paper with handwritten description below.
Credit Line: Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Object Number: Z.2421
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Decius Wadsworth Esqr Hartford 1793"

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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.