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Self Portrait (The Pine Knot Portrait)

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
COMMISSIONED BY Kennedy Galleries, Inc.
MEDIUM Bronze, stone base
DATES 1822; cast 1971
DIMENSIONS 22 x 17 x 11 in. (55.9 x 43.2 x 27.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Inscribed on back of round pedestal base: "PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY / OF THE FINE ARTS / © KENNEDY GALLERIES- / 6/15"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
EDITION Cast: 6/15
CREDIT LINE Gift of Martha Fleischman
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CAPTION William Rush (American, 1756-1833). Self Portrait (The Pine Knot Portrait), 1822; cast 1971. Bronze, stone base , 22 x 17 x 11 in. (55.9 x 43.2 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Martha Fleischman, 2002.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 2002.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Shoulder-length bust portrait of older man with head turned to proper right; head appears as if emerging out of pine trunk (which forms neck and shoulders) with knots and a pine branch across the front; bust raised on round pedestal atop black stone square plinth base. Condition: Good.
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