Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Overall: 38 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 97.8 x 34.3 x 24.1 cm )
Signature and date: signed on base: "D.C. French/Jan.1911"
Portrait (full-length): Maquette for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln commissioned by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska; painted plaster to simulate weathered bronze; depicting Abraham Lincoln in standing pensive pose, hands clasped in front, below the waist, head bowed to the foreground.
This plaster statuette is the model for Daniel Chester French's memorial to Abraham Lincoln, unveiled outside the statehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1912. It depicts a contemplative Lincoln, with head bowed and hands clasped, poised to deliver the Gettysburg Address.
Gift of Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French)
Mrs. William Penn Cresson (Margaret French), daughter of the artist
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