Washington Irving Plaquette
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5/16 in. ( 8.2 x 8.9 x 0.8 cm )
Bronze struck uniface plaquette, a reduction of a large tablet mounted on the wall of Washington Irving High School, New York City, depicts bust-length portrait of Washington Irving in bas-relief, within a circular panel, facing three-quarters to the left and flanked by dates: "1783" and "1859"; inscription below: "ERECTED BY/THE SAINT NICHOLAS SOCIETY OF THE CITY/OF NEW YORK/IN APPRECIATION OF/WASHINGTON IRVING/HIS CHARACTER-HIS GENIVS-AND HIS SERVICES/AS A FOVNDER OF THE SOCIETY."
Gift of Hevlyn Dirck Benson
Inscription: lower left corner: "V.D.Brenner/MCMXII."
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