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Attribution:
John Quincy Adams Ward, 29 Jun 1830 - 1 May 1910  Search this
Sitter:
James Abram Garfield, 19 Nov 1831 - 19 Sep 1881  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on an integral bronze base
Dimensions:
With Base: 47.6 x 14.6 x 14cm (18 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/2")
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
c. 1883-1887
Exhibition Label:
While serving in the Ohio infantry, James A. Garfield was elected to Congress in 1862; he represented his home state for eighteen years. Nominated by the Republican Party as its presidential candidate in 1880, he was elected president and inaugurated on March 4, 1881. Garfield had served only four months in office when, on July 2, he was shot by religious fanatic Charles J. Guiteau. Mortally wounded, Garfield died in September. His assassination led to an outpouring of national mourning, which resulted in numerous full-length paintings and sculptures. This small figure appears to be a trial casting a larger statue in Washington, D.C., completed by John Quincy Adams Ward in 1887.
Provenance:
(Skinner Auctions, October 1 2005, lot 146), Boston. (Post Road Gallery), Larchmont, NY; sold to NPG 2008
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Male  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education\Administrator\College\President  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\State Senator\Ohio  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2008.3
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48ed7a0ec-7801-481b-9400-59560f9aca26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2008.3