S. Van Campen & Company. <em>Salesman's Sample of Kensington Tiles</em>, 1883-1888. Composition board, 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1/4 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Kevin L. Stayton, 88.155.5 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.155.5_PS2.jpg)

Salesman's Sample of Kensington Tiles

Artist:S. Van Campen & Company

Medium: Composition board

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Dimensions: 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1/4 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 0.6 cm)


Accession Number: 88.155.5

Image: 88.155.5_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Tile made of embossed composition board, varnished with transparent ochre-colored varnish. The composition consists of a gaunt elderly man in profile, facing to the right edge of tile. The hollowed-cheek figure has a beard and mustache, his eyes heavy-lidded, and wearing a stocking cap. The figure is in very high relief. Impressed in front: "The / Lean / & / Slip / peered / Pantaloon". Imprinted in bottom, center edge is: "S. Van Campen (indistinct lettering) N.Y." CONDITION - Good; warped, bowing in the center. Varnished surface is cracked, most notably on the highest areas of relief, such as cheekbones, slipper cap and brows.

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