(relief) Margaret Foley (American, 1827-1877). <em>Marble Relief of Pasuccia on Stand</em>, ca. 1865. Marble, wood, Overall: 58 3/8 x 29 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (148.3 x 74.3 x 64.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, gift of Mabel Rusch, and bequest of Mrs. John H. Bennett, by exchange, 2003.55a-d. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2003.55a-d_SL3.jpg)

Marble Relief of Pasuccia on Stand

Artist:Margaret FoleyUnknown

Medium: Marble, wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1865

Dimensions: Overall: 58 3/8 x 29 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (148.3 x 74.3 x 64.8 cm) Marble portrait (sight): 22 x 19 in. (55.9 x 48.3 cm) Frame: 28 x 25 x 3 1/2 in. (71.1 x 63.5 x 8.9 cm) Display Table (excluding brackets): 31 1/2 x 29 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (80 x 74.3 x 64.8 cm)



Accession Number: 2003.55a-d

Image: 2003.55a-d_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Framed marble bas-relief portrait (b) and wooden display table (a) with two removable shelves (c & d). White marble relief: oval medallion containing a profile bust portrait of Pasuccia, a well-known Roman artists' model. She has curly hair and her head is partially covered with a hood or drape; she wears hoop earrings with beads and a beaded necklace with a cross. Marble relief is housed in a wooden frame within an ebonized matte with gilded edges. Frame has molded edges with ebonized and gilded accents. Renaissance Revival style display stand (possibly Virginia walnut): rectangular tabletop with molded edge supported on two legs. In profile, the legs are a general pilaster form with raised rectangular panels of birds eye maple veneer in center, and scrolls and acanthus leaf decorations in "capital" and at sides; legs terminate in low arch with scrolled terminals forming a total of four feet; feet raised on casters. Attached to the top of the table are two openwork wood brackets with carved scroll and floral motifs; these brackets support the frame with the marble relief. Two removable rectangular shelves with rounded corners are set between the legs; the upper shelf is slightly smaller than the lower one.

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