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Plaque of John Mackie Falconer (Self-Portrait)

John Mackie Falconer

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze, wood
DATES ca. 1870
DIMENSIONS Overall: 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)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Written in pencil on backing of frame: "J. M. Falconer / Brooklyn artist / Self portrait"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Queens Borough Public Library
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round, 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION John Mackie Falconer (American, 1820–1903). Plaque of John Mackie Falconer (Self-Portrait), ca. 1870. Bronze, wood, Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 7/8 in. (21.6 x 21.4 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Queens Borough Public Library, 66.27.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.27.4_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 66.27.4_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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