25 Silhouettes of Bartlett Family

William E. Bartlett1823-1840

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Apparently cut by family member William E. Bartlett, this grid of 25 silhouettes of the Barlett family are individually dated between the years 1823 and 1840. The Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore owns a travel journal of one of the sitters, William E. Bartlett, Junior, dating from 1847, which details a journey through Europe.

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  • Title: 25 Silhouettes of Bartlett Family
  • Creator: William E. Bartlett
  • Date Created: 1823-1840
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: William E. Bartlett
  • Provenance: Descended through the Bartlett family to Miss Elizabeth Hallowell Bartlett, until September 1972; given to Walters Art Museum, 1972.
  • Object Type: silhouettes
  • Medium: cut paper mounted over black fabric
  • Inscriptions: [Inscription] Front (top row from left to right): Wm. E. Bartlett Sen. 1840; Mary J. Bartlett 1840; Rebecca Bartlett 1840; John Milton Bartlett 1848; Wm. E. Bartlett Jr. 1840 (second row from left to right): Mary Bartlett 1840; Richard Bartlett 1840; Elizth. Bartlett 1840; Susan Bartlett 1840; Hannah Bartlett 1840 (third row from left to right): Hannah P. Wilson 1839; Col. Jar. Bartlett 1839; Isaac Tyson Sen. 1839; Dr. Jno. Wilson Moore of Phil. 1839; Roger Brook 1839 (forth row from left to right) Precilla James 182[3?]; [?] Milton Bartlett 1[???]; Ann James 1823; [?] E. Bartlett 18[??]; [?] Bartlett 18[??] (fifth row from left to right) Parson Hardy 1839; Amos James 1835; [?] Livingston 1835; N(?) Breson 1840; Jesse Kersey 1835.
  • Dimensions: H: 20 1/4 x W: 16 in. (51.5 x 40.7 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Miss Elizabeth Hallowell Bartlett, September 1972
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.63


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