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Unidentified man

Unidentified man
Title
Unidentified man
Date 
Mid-19th century
Medium 
Painted and overpainted plaster with gilded mahogany frame
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 59.1 x 52.1 x 8.6 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait
Object Number 
X.38
Marks 
signed: on base of neck: "E J Kuntz/1896" stamped: on base of neck: "LBE"
Gallery Label 
It has been suggested that this bas-relief portrait represents Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but the likeness is not convincing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group