History Abraham abe lincoln Volk Right hand full size life cast 1865 www.neo-mfg.com Museum reproduction

History Abraham abe lincoln Volk Right hand full size life cast 1865 www.neo-mfg.com Museum reproduction

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History Abraham abe lincoln Volk Right hand full size life cast 1865 www.neo-mfg.com Museum reproduction

A historical piece made from the actual original life cast in the museum

In 1860 Volk made molds of the face and hands of Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865). The life mask (2007.185.2) reproduces Lincoln’s beardless face as it appeared during his first presidential campaign. The hand grips a broomstick, a prop that Lincoln improvised upon Volk’s suggestion that he hold something cylindrical resembling a document. In 1886 Saint-Gaudens, the collectors Thomas B. Clarke and Erwin Davis, and the journalist Richard W. Gilder together purchased the original plaster casts to present to the Smithsonian Institution. To finance the donation, they sold bronze and plaster casts after Volk’s originals, with production supervised by Saint-Gaudens

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Museum Info
Artist:Leonard Wells Volk (1828–1895)
Artist:Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, Dublin 1848–1907 Cornish, New Hampshire)
Date:1860; cast 1886
Culture:American
Medium:Bronze
Dimensions:L. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/19446

LAST PHOTO IS THE ORIGINAL IN THE MUSEUM

Brand new, hydrostone, . White Marble faux, hand made in USA, custom color finishes available.

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