Silhouette Portrait of a Young Man, America, c. 1830s, hollow-cut head and jacket with penciled details to hair, stock, and jacket collar, the name "Rufus Augustus Hitchcock" inscribed in ink on the back panel of the frame, (minor toning and foxing), 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in., in a period mahogany frame.
Note: The subject is reportedly Rufus Augustus Hitchcock, born May 2, 1813, in Cheshire, Connecticut, who was a clockmaker by trade, and father of William Augustus Hitchcock (1844-1864), a Civil War soldier who fought in the Battle of Antietam, was captured by the Confederate army, and died at 20 years of age at the Andersonville prison, Sumter County, Georgia.
Rufus A. Hitchcock, d. Apr.16,1886, ae.73 yrs. 5 mos.
Mary Ann, his wife, d. Oct.29,1875, ae.52 yrs. 5 mos.
William A. Hitchcock, Co.C,16th Regt., C.V. ,d.in Andersonville, (prison)
July 10,1864, ae. 20 yrs. 4 mos.
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