Randolph Rogers (American, 1825–1892)
27 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 16 inches
Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E. Shapiro
After the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, many artists received commissions to perpetuate his memory. Rogers drew from various sources for this three-dimensional likeness but added his own neoclassical touches. Although he portrayed Lincoln in contemporary dress, the swag-like fall of his cape suggests antique sculptures of Roman orators and philosophers.