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Figure of Longfellow, after Franklin Simmons

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1907
DIMENSIONS 7 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (19.4 x 8.3 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS no marks
CREDIT LINE Gift of M. Christmann Zulli in memory of Anna Nastasi
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White porcelain seated figure of Longfellow wearing a greatcoat and robe with a cloak draped over one shoulder, holding a book in his proper left hand, in lap. Figure is seated in Empire-style chair with large, curving crest rail and dog-headed hand grips. Two books piled under chair. Figure rests on rectangular base with molding at top and bottom. On each side of the base, the word LONGFELLOW is surrounded by oval wreath in rectangle with swag below. Condition: Apparently undamaged.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Unknown. Figure of Longfellow, after Franklin Simmons, ca. 1907. Porcelain, 7 5/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/8 in. (19.4 x 8.3 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli in memory of Anna Nastasi, 2005.67. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2005.67_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2005.67_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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