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Bust (sketch) of Frederick Douglass

Object Number: 
2011.33a
Date: 
2011
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 12 x 10 in. (55.9 x 30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan Schwartz
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group