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Plaque commemorating Washington Irving

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Title:
Plaque commemorating Washington Irving
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Dark green/black patinated bronze
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 92.1 x 84.5 x 3.8 cm )
Date End: 
1 910
Description: 
Rectangular cast iron plaque with molded egg-and-dart border; bas-relief portrait of Washington Irving at upper center flanked by dates and above inscription.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Alfred Van Santvoord Olcott, Former President of the Hudson River Day Line
Object Number: 
1949.176
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this plaque was mounted in the Hudson River steamboat "Washington Irving" of the Hudson River Day Line. The designer was Victor B. Brenner (1871-1924), a Russian artist who came to New York in 1890, and the writer of the inscription was Charles W. Eliot. When the ship sank in the Hudson, the plaque was salvaged by divers.
Date Begin: 
1890
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group