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Tile with Portrait of Henry Ward Beecher

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1/2 in. (11.4 × 11.4 × 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded on back: "I. T. Co. / B I W [in pretzel] / B. N. Y."
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware square tile. Bust-length, three-quarter view portrait of middle-aged male in suit coat facing proper left, in a dark green/yellow glaze, representing Henry Ward Beecher. CONDITION: Good. Scratches due to normal wear. Chip to top front.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION International Tile Company. Tile with Portrait of Henry Ward Beecher, ca. 1885. Earthenware, 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 1/2 in. (11.4 × 11.4 × 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1043. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1043_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, X1043_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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