Research: Luce Center for American Art

Plaque of John Mackie Falconer (Self-Portrait)
Accession #66.27.4
Artist John Mackie Falconer
TitlePlaque of John Mackie Falconer (Self-Portrait)
Dateca. 1870
MediumBronze, wood
DimensionsOverall: 8 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 7/8 in. (21.6 x 21.4 x 2.2 cm) Diameter of Plaque: 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
InscriptionsWritten in pencil on backing of frame: "J. M. Falconer / Brooklyn artist / Self portrait"
Credit LineGift of Queens Borough Public Library
LocationVisible Storage: Case 4, Shelf J (Sculpture)
DescriptionRound, concave plaque with portrait bust in relief set into square wooden frame. Portrait of a bearded man in profile facing left, wearing cap with tassle; twisted bronze rope border on plaque. Simple frame with four triangular notches in corners. Condition: Good; some corrosion around bronze border; few small nicks in wood frame.