Plaque commemorating Washington Irving
Dark green/black patinated bronze
Overall: 36 1/4 x 33 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 92.1 x 84.5 x 3.8 cm )
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.
Gift of Mr. Alfred Van Santvoord Olcott, Former President of the Hudson River Day Line
molded: "1783 1859/ WASHINGTON IRVING/ AN EMINENT AMERICAN WRITER/ WHO LIVED ON THE HUDSON/ LOVED IT AND IMMORTALIZED/ ITS LEGENDS AND ITS HISTORY"
incised: at lower right corner: "V. D. Brenner Sc"
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