Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)

Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
Title
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
Date 
ca. 1800-1809
Medium 
Wood, leather, glass and inscribed backboard
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Gift of John Pintard
Object Number 
1809.2
Marks 
inscribed: on backboard in pen: "Joseph Priestley LL. D/ Impression on Leather/Presented to/ The New York Historical Society by/ John Pintard/Oct 16th. 1809"
Gallery Label 
This profile medallion of the clergyman and scientist Joseph Priestley is based on Ceracchi's Wedgwood profile medallion, sculpted in 1774, and was probably made by one of the several diemakers employed in Philadelphia at that time by the United States Mint.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group