In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Shrewsbury River, New Jersey
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:John Frederick Kensett
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This bust was created as a preparatory sketch for the life-size statue of Abraham Lincoln installed on the Central Park West steps of the New-York Historical Society in November, 2011. The bronze statue was commissioned by the New-York Historical Society and executed by the Brooklyn firm StudioEIS. A companion statue of Frederick Douglass was created for the 77th Street entrance; together, the two figures bring to life the story of freedom that is deeply embedded in our history and is a primary focus of the Historical Society's programs.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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