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Luman Reed (1785-1836)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1849
Medium: 
White marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 x 18 x 12 in. ( 66 x 45.7 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Credit Line: 
Gift of the grandchildren of Mr. Luman Reed
Object Number: 
1920.33
Marks: 
inscribed: on back in red paint: "S-80" [old N-YHS #]
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1849
eMuseum Object ID: 
889
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
Mid-19th century
Medium: 
Painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 10 x 7 in. ( 38.1 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Life mask.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, General Fund
Object Number: 
1946.353
Marks: 
paper label: "Lincoln portrait mask 9- 78"
Gallery Label: 
This cast was part of the Phrenological Museum of Fowler & Wells, which opened in New York City in 1842. Brothers Orson Squire Fowler (1809-1887) and Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1811-1896) and their business associate Samuel Roberts Wells (1820-1875) were noted phrenologists who read heads to understand the subject's "temperament." Their Phrenological Cabinet displaying casts, skulls, and charts became a popular fixture in the city.
Provenance: 
The Fowler Mask Collection
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
796
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Aaron Burr (1756-1836)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1836
Medium: 
Painted and overpainted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 8 in. ( 26 x 15.9 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Death mask.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, General Fund
Object Number: 
1946.348
Marks: 
paper label: on front of neck: "AARON BURR."
Gallery Label: 
This cast was part of the Phrenological Museum of Fowler & Wells, which opened in New York City in 1842. Brothers Orson Squire Fowler (1809-1887) and Lorenzo Niles Fowler (1811-1896) and their business associate Samuel Roberts Wells (1820-1875) were noted phrenologists who read heads to understand the subject's "temperament." Their Phrenological Cabinet displaying casts, skulls, and charts became a popular fixture in the city.
Provenance: 
The Fowler Mask Collection
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1836
eMuseum Object ID: 
789
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
Mid-19th Century
Medium: 
Copper alloy, brass, black marble, green veined marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 8 x 8 in. ( 58.4 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Portrait (full-length)
Credit Line: 
Anonymous gift
Object Number: 
1927.60
Marks: 
inscribed: on scroll in proper left hand: "Emancipation"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
736
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Johanna Maria ("Jenny") Lind (1820-1887)

Classification: 
Date: 
Mid-19th century
Medium: 
White bisque
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 3 x 2 in. ( 15.2 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Portrait (full-length).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Leonidas Wetservelt
Object Number: 
1945.221
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
730
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Johanna Maria ("Jenny") Lind (1820-1887)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1851
Medium: 
Painted plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 30.5 x 19.7 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Leonidas Westervelt
Object Number: 
1945.277
Marks: 
inscribed: back to front: "JENNY LIND/ PATENTED March/ 1851 (?)/ T. BALL SCr/BOSTON"
Provenance: 
The Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1851
eMuseum Object ID: 
649
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Henry Clay (1777-1852)

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Dark patinated lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 7.3 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust
Object Number: 
X.85
Marks: 
signed: proper left side: "C. MULLER/N. Y." inscribed: front of base: "CLAY"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
556
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
Early 20th century
Medium: 
Painted plaster and hemp
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 3/4 x 17 x 12 in. ( 78.1 x 43.2 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1925.79
Marks: 
paper label: underside of back: "Presented by S. V. Hoffman, April 9th, 1925" inscribed: in red paint: "#187" [old N-YHS #]
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
518
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Diana and Fawn

Classification: 
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Dark brown patinated bronze, lost wax cast with marble base
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 1/4 x 21 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 61.6 x 55.2 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Diana, holding bow with fawn, reeds
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Eleanor M. Mellon
Object Number: 
1953.313
Marks: 
signed: proper left back corner: "E. MCCARTAN C(copyright in circle) 1939"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1939
eMuseum Object ID: 
464
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Classification: 
Date: 
Mid 19th century
Medium: 
Coffee brown painted plaster with wooden support
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 18 1/2 x 12 in. ( 76.2 x 47 x 30.5 cm )
Description: 
Portrait bust.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Edmund B. Child
Object Number: 
1933.49
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
336
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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