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Henry Deming Jr.

Object Name: Silhouette
Date: 1794
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Medium: Gray wash and graphite on beige paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 13 x 8 in. ( 33 x 20.3 cm )
Description: Silhouette: Life-size mask of male subject in right-facing profile; ink wash within graphite outline on paper with handwritten inscription below.
Credit Line: Gift of John K. Wright, 1945
Object Number: Z.2408
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Inscribed: Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Mr Henry Deming junr Wethersfield / 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.