Framed plaque

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Object Name: 
Framed plaque
Accession Number: 
58.3.212
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1817
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; cast, stamped metal (frame). Flat, oval plaque, with cast intaglio design on one side, of a man, seated on a tomb, holding a book in one hand, his hat behind him, leaning on a wall which has two standing sculptures of a draped female figure and a nude male figure, with trees in the background; straight framing lines on four sides; inscribed at the bottom (in reverse) "PRUD'HON PINX./BELTRAMI INC./1817"; mounted in a rectangular sheet with granulated surface, with a separate oval frame with band of ribbing; mounted in a three- part slip-fit rectangular frame, with stamped shell-and-floret band at the edge; the frame plain, with ribbed loop for hanging, and flat back plate with open oval at the center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
R. Esmerian & Son, Source