Karl L. H. Müller (American, born Germany, 1820–1887). <em>Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest</em>, ca. 1875. Porcelain, 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in.  (14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1992.45. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.45_bw.jpg)

Plaque, Portrait of Edwin Forrest

Artist:Karl L. H. MüllerUnion Porcelain Works

Medium: Porcelain

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1875

Dimensions: 5 13/16 x 5 13/16 x 1 in. (14.8 x 14.8 x 2.5 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 1992.45

Image: 1992.45_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
White porcelain octagonal-shaped plaque with concave center and three-quarter profile, neck-length bust of a male in high relief, Edwin Forrest. He has abundant hair parted proper left and a moustache, and wears a high collared shirt, bow tie, and notched lapel jacket. Sides of plaque and concave background with high glaze; figure-unglazed bisque. Small hole to top and bottom sides of plaque, presumably for hanging hardware. CONDITION - Very good condition. Large fire cracks to back top hole; chips to back edges; minor chip to bottom hole, but glazed over. Fine crack to forehead of figure that extends into hairline. Several small flecks to forehead of figure.

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