Washington Irving Plaquette
Bronze; cardboard, paper
box: 3 7/8 x 3 5/8 x 1/2 in. ( 9.8 x 9.2 x 1.3 cm )
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 the St. Nicholas Society of New York City, 1913
Inscription: lower left corner: "V.D.Brenner/MCMXII."
Inscription: box cover, top left corner: "N.Y.Hist.Society"
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