Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
Front: "U.P.W." molded to left of bust; "88(?)" and other indistinct impressed marks to right of bust
Back: "7" in pencil and other indistinct pencil letters
H. Randolph Lever Fund
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Karl L. H. Mueller (American, born Germany, 1820-1887). Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest, ca. 1875. Porcelain, 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1992.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.45_bw.jpg)
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White porcelain octagonal-shaped plaque with concave center and three-quarter profile, neck-length bust of a male in high relief, Edwin Forrest. He has abundant hair parted proper left and a moustache, and wears a high collared shirt, bow tie, and notched lapel jacket. Sides of plaque and concave background with high glaze; figure-unglazed bisque. Small hole to top and bottom sides of plaque, presumably for hanging hardware.
CONDITION - Very good condition. Large fire cracks to back top hole; chips to back edges; minor chip to bottom hole, but glazed over. Fine crack to forehead of figure that extends into hairline. Several small flecks to forehead of figure.
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