Plaque of John Mackie Falconer (Self-Portrait)
John Mackie Falconer
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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)
Written in pencil on backing of frame: "J. M. Falconer / Brooklyn artist / Self portrait"
Gift of Queens Borough Public Library
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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)
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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.
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