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Sculptor:
Volk, Leonard Wells 1828-1895  Search this
Subject:
Volk, Leonard Wells  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: limestone or granite; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Rosehill Cemetery 5800 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago Illinois 60660
Date:
Dedicated ca. 1895
Notes:
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 363.
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Image on file.
Bach, Ira J. and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 362.
(Inscription, on east side:) LEONARD WELLS VOLK/11-7-1828/8-19-1895/EMILY CLARISSA BARLOW/HIS WIFE/8-23-1832/5-28-1896 (Inscription, on south side:) ADELE DOUGLAS/4-17-1864/8-9-1865/THEIR CHILDREN/ARTHUR DOUGLAS/4-23-1853/10-31-1855 (Inscription, on north side:) HONORA VOLK COLT/7-13-1861/12-13-1928/A BELOVED MOTHER signed
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
Elderly figure of Volk seated on a rocky ledge as if resting while on a walk in the country. He carries a walking stick in his proper left hand and there is a hat on the ground next to a his proper right foot. He has a moustache and a small beard.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait male--Elderly  Search this
Occupation--Art--Sculptor  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14462