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    Abraham Lincoln: Large Standing Bronze of Lincoln with the Emancipation Proclamation, by Volk. Standing 32.5" tall, this impressive bronze with deep patina was the work of noted sculptor Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895). It depicts the sixteenth president clutching a scroll inscribed "Emancipation Proclamation". The pedestal or base is 10.5" in diameter and has incised lettering along its edge reading, "Copyright by Leonard W. Volk 1891". The whole rests on a black granite disc 13" in diameter, likely a later addition. Volk opened a studio in Chicago in 1857. He produced busts of Stephen A. Douglas (his wife's cousin and sponsor of the artist's European education) and Abraham Lincoln, the latter done in 1860 based on from-life sittings. At that time, he also made plaster castings of Lincoln's hands and face. His statues of the two famous protagonists are on display in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. This sensitive and adulatory work was yet another of his projects devoted to his favorite subject. Outstanding condition. This version has been manufactured within the last ten years or so. It is considered a "cold cast poly bronze" and is being sold as a contemporary casting. lot requires 3rd party shipping.

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    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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