18 - 19 January 2007
Puffy Sleeve Artist, Circa 1831
Portrait of a Young Woman Holding a Letter
hollow-cut silhouette, watercolor, gouache and ink on paper and silk
4 7/8 x 4 inches
letter inscribed Aged 24/1831/H.R.
Susan and Ray Egan
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Marna Anderson, A Loving Likeness (Princeton, 1992), p. 46.
Princeton, New Jersey, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, "A Loving Likeness" (April-May, 1992).
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