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Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Porcelain
DATES ca. 1875
DIMENSIONS 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
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CAPTION 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
IMAGE overall, 1992.45_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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