Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888)
Brown patinated bronze
Overall: 23 1/2 x 13 x 10 3/4 in. ( 59.7 x 33 x 27.3 cm )
Signature: under proper right shoulder: "J. Q. A. WARD Sculptor" Mark: proper left back: "Cast by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co New York 1892."
In 1893 the City of New York unveiled its full length statue of Roscoe Conkling by Ward. This bust is related to that statue, probably as the portrait model of the head. Conkling was the leader of the Republican party in New York State in the 1870s and in 1876 was one of the men considered for his party's presidential nomination.
Gift of Mr. Walter Oakman
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