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    Abraham Lincoln: "Council of War" John Rogers Group. Plaster with reinforced metal figural group by John Rogers of New York titled, on the base, "The Council of War". It is 24" tall, 17" across and 17" in depth. General Grant is pointing out some salient features of a map to the President while Secretary of War Stanton observes. First introduced in 1867, the work proved so popular that three versions were produced over a number of years. This one is stamped on the base "Patented March 31 1868". Robert Todd Lincoln admired it greatly and Stanton effused: "In form and feature [it] surpasses any effort to embody the expression of that great man which I have seen. The whole group is very natural and the work, like others from the same hand, well represents interesting incidents of the time." It has the original buff-colored painted finish. Very fine condition save for a tiny chip to Lincoln's left eyelid, of no consequence, and several small paint chips.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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