Large Thomas Jefferson Standing Silhouette. 8" x 10" hollow-cut silhouette captioned, in period ink, "Thomas Jefferson, Esq." Double-glazed, allowing viewing of an 1819 receipt for Sicilian Madeira wine on the verso. Jefferson was a wine connoisseur, so this may somehow be related? Original bubble glass. The use of "Esq." in the caption would seem to indicate the silhouette was produced during Jefferson's lifetime.
Date: Circa 1819
Size: 12" x 13 3/4"