Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)

Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
Title
Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810)
Date 
1810
Medium 
Light brown patinated sandcast bronze
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 x 12 3/8 x 13/16 in. ( 45.7 x 31.4 x 2.1 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. LeRoy Kimball
Object Number 
1955.173
Marks 
inscribed: front of relief: "MDCCLXXI MDCCX/CHARLES/ BROCKDEN/BROWN/"The first American novelist"
Gallery Label 
"The first American novelist," Charles Brockden Brown established his reputation as an author with the publication of "Wieland" in 1798. In the early 1800s he edited the "Literary Magazine and American Register," a political and literary monthly published in Philadelphia. This bronze medallion portrait was one of two cast by the sculptor. The original was made for a literary club in Philadelphia and the duplicate was presented by the sculptor to the donor.
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Creative: Tronvig Group