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Artist:
Leonard Wells Volk, 1828 - 1895  Search this
Sitter:
James Abram Garfield, 19 Nov 1831 - 19 Sep 1881  Search this
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Without Base: 63.5 × 58.4 × 33 cm (25 × 23 × 13")
Type:
Sculpture
Place:
United States\Illinois\Cook\Chicago
Date:
1889
Exhibition Label:
Born Orange Township, Ohio
Leonard Wells Volk, known for casting the life mask of Abraham Lincoln, created this sculpture eight years after James A. Garfield’s assassination. Apart from being the subjects of Volk, Garfield and Lincoln were linked in other, important ways. Both presidents were born in log cabins, taught themselves the law, and sought to preserve the Union and end the institution of slavery. Many people at that time, including Volk, would have remembered their similar, shocking deaths just sixteen years apart.
Nacido en Orange Township, Ohio
Leonard Wells Volk, conocido por haber hecho un molde del rostro de Abraham Lincoln en vida (mostrado cerca), creó esta escultura ocho años después del asesinato de James A. Garfield. Además de su conexión con Volk, Garfield y Lincoln compartían importantes vínculos. Ambos presidentes nacieron en cabañas hechas de troncos, estudiaron las leyes por sí mismos y querían conservar la Unión y destruir la institución de la esclavitud. Muchos, incluido Volk, recordarían luego sus muertes tan similares y estremecedoras, en un lapso de apenas 16 años.
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Male  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education and Scholarship\Educator\Teacher  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Education and Scholarship\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 and Scholarship\Administrator\College administrator\President  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\State Senator\Ohio  Search this
James Abram Garfield: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert and Lynn Uhler
Object number:
NPG.2021.155
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4de7a1349-152b-46ae-9b6c-42ff25fd8e31
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2021.155