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Plaque, circa 1885

From the Mulcaster Building, formerly at 1297 3rd Avenue at 68th Street, Manhattan, unknown architec

 

—Terracotta —

 
Plaque, circa 1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
1. Plaque, circa 1885 Marker
Inscription. Plaque, circa 1885
From the Mulcaster Building, formerly at 1297 3rd Avenue at 68th Street, Manhattan, unknown architect
Terracotta
69.181, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Frost

This delightful image of a butterfly-child sipping nectar from blossoms through a straw is cast in low relief with great delicacy. The highly naturalistic though improbable combination of human, insect, and plant life is conceived in the spirit of an Art Nouveau fantasy. This style of decoration, popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, displayed organically flowing, often highly stylized plant forms and founds impression not only in architecture, but in design, illustration, and even dress.

 
Erected by The Brooklyn Museum. (Marker Number 69.181.)
 
Location. 40° 40.252′ N, 73° 57.835′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (here, next to this marker); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 (here, next to this marker); Atlantes Figures, circa 1899
Plaque, circa 1885 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
2. Plaque, circa 1885 and Marker
(here, next to this marker); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (here, next to this marker); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (here, next to this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (a few steps from this marker); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); James T Stranahan (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. In the sculpture garden of the Brooklyn Museum.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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