Plaster Bust of Abraham Lincoln, 1865

Summary

Many sculptors made terra-cotta, plaster or bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln to honor him during his life time or after his death. Usually based on existing lithograph, engraving or photographic portraits and made for mass market sales, these artists have left a large and varied sculptural legacy. This plaster example was made after the president's death in 1865 by an artist in Paris, France.

Many sculptors made terra-cotta, plaster or bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln to honor him during his life time or after his death. Usually based on existing lithograph, engraving or photographic portraits and made for mass market sales, these artists have left a large and varied sculptural legacy. This plaster example was made after the president's death in 1865 by an artist in Paris, France.

Artifact

Bust (Figure)

Date Made

1865

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

France, Paris 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

33.728.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plaster

Technique

Casting (Process)

Color

Pink (Color)

Inscriptions

On front: President Lincoln On back: d'Osmond Paris 8TH [? 8eme] / 1865

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