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George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)

George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)
George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)
ca. 1860-1862
Copper alloy and bronze
Overall: 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. ( 24.1 x 16.5 x 9.2 cm )
Portrait bust.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stebbins Fairchild
Object Number 
inscribed: on back in pencil: "357" [old N-YHS cat. #]
Gallery Label 
The bust was made when General McClellan was at the height of his fame as a military commander. It was owned by Robert Todd Lincoln who, the night before he left Harvard to join General Grant's army in Virigina, gave it to Charles Stebbins Fairchild of Cazenovia, New York, the husband of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group