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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Title
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Date 
1911
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 97.8 x 34.3 x 24.1 cm )
Description 
Portrait (full-length): Maquette for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln commissioned by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska; painted plaster to simulate weathered bronze; depicting Abraham Lincoln in standing pensive pose, hands clasped in front, below the waist, head bowed to the foreground.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French)
Object Number 
1953.11
Marks 
Signature and date: signed on base: "D.C. French/Jan.1911"
Gallery Label 
This plaster statuette is the model for Daniel Chester French's memorial to Abraham Lincoln, unveiled outside the statehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1912. It depicts a contemplative Lincoln, with head bowed and hands clasped, poised to deliver the Gettysburg Address.
Provenance 
Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French), daughter of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group