Bust (sketch) of Abraham Lincoln

Bust (sketch) of Abraham Lincoln
Title
Bust (sketch) of Abraham Lincoln
Date 
2011
Medium 
Painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 22 x 12 x 10 in. (55.9 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Credit Line 
Gift of Ivan Schwartz
Object Number 
2011.33b
Gallery Label 
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.
Creative: Tronvig Group