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Gilbert Stuart

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Pewter, glass, paper
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1800
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in. (8.3 x 8.3 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signature printed as part of the engraved image: "WASHINGTON / AEtatis 68" below portrait bust; "G. Stuart Pi[?]" on one side of oval medallion; "C. P. Harrison Scult." on other side of medallion.
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Arthur W. Clement
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular pewter frame with plain border, enclosing a mirror on one side and an engraving of an oval bust portrait of George Washington on the other side. Wire ring attached at top edge of frame. CONDITION: Glass on both sides cracked.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Gilbert Stuart (American, 1755–1828). Frame, ca. 1800. Pewter, glass, paper, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1/4 in. (8.3 x 8.3 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arthur W. Clement, 47.1.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.1.6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 47.1.6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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