Bust (sketch) of Frederick Douglass

Bust (sketch) of Frederick Douglass
Bust (sketch) of Frederick Douglass
Painted plaster
Overall: 22 x 12 x 10 in. (55.9 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Gift of Ivan Schwartz
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This bust was created as a preparatory sketch for the life-size statue of Frederick Douglass installed on the 77th Street 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 Abraham Lincoln was created for the Central Park West 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