Overall: 26 1/4 x 17 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 66.7 x 45.4 x 3.2 cm )
painted: across banner at the bottom: "EXCELSIOR"
handwritten: reverse: "359 / 169"
Vertical arched oval painting from fire engine plaque, with metal tabs at the top and bottom center; image of spread-eagle perched on globe depicting the northern hemisphere; 2 allegorical female figures in empire-style costume, figure on the left is blindfolded and holds a sword ("Justice"), figure on the right holds liberty cap at the end of a pole ("Liberty"); cartouche between the figures with landscape scene showing a river and sun burst; red banner below with "EXCELSIOR" across; image encircled with 2 rows of scroll and acanthus leaf design.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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