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Abraham Lincoln

American Art
sculpture
Abraham Lincoln

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Randolph Rogers
American, 1825–1892

Date

ca. 1866

Medium

Marble

Accession #

2010.85

Dimensions

27 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 16 inches

Location

On View - Stent Family Wing, Level 3, Gallery 307

Description

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.

Credit

Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E. Shapiro