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Marble Bust of Abraham Lincoln, (sculpture)

Artist:
Volk, L. W.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Medium:
Marble
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 9 (Sale info: To Be Distributed).
Prize No. 9. Marble bust of Abraham Lincoln, from life--executed in the purest Carrara Statuary Marble, by L.W. VOLK--to which has been assigned a place in the World's Exposition, to be held at Paris in 1867. Valued at Two Thousand Dollars. . . . It is, we believe, the only marble bust of our martyred President, . . . Mr. Volk has caught the inspiration of his mind and character, and made him live again in stone. It is the best likeness we possess of Lincoln. All the rugged lines in the face are softened and tempered into beauty--the beauty of the man's own nature, which shines through the form, and gives both expression and power. . . . It has all the mental as well as bodily likeness of the man. We have had no such expression as this in marble for a long time. Mr. Volk will receive his laurel in due season, and he can afford to wait. The bust was originally executed for the Paris Exposition, and we trust that it will yet be sent there. If it should, we have little doubt that it will at once take high rank, and be classed with the marbles of Crawford, Powers, Palmer, and the best of living sculptors. NOTE.--Mr. Volk has generously assented to the purchase of this splendid work by the Association, trusting that the person to whom it shall be awarded will consent to its being exhibited at the "World's Exposition," as intended, . . . [P. 7.]
Crosby Opera House Art Association, its Plan and Objects. Descriptive Catalogue of Over Three Hundred Valuable Premiums% To be distributed among Subscribers. Now on Free exhibition at the Eastern and Western Galleries. Eastern Office and Galleries--Institute of Art, 625 Broadway, New York. Western Offices and Galleries--Opera House, Chicago, Ill. New York: Russell's Print, cor. Centre & Reade Sts.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Political--President
Control number:
AECI 01810016
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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