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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Object Number: 
1953.11
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 )
Marks: 
Signature and date: signed on base: "D.C. French/Jan.1911"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French)
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