Tuesday, February 23, 2010

AIC: Abraham Lincoln [By Daniel Chester French]

Abraham Lincoln
By Daniel Chester French [1850-1931]
Modeled:1912, cast after 1912
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, Galleries of American Art
Rice Building, Lower Level, Gallery 171..

The marker reads..
In 1909, the Lincoln Centennial Memorial Association of Nebraska commissioned Daniel Chester French to create monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln for the state capital grounds. The association ran out of funds towards the end of the project and in lieu of a final payment, they permitted French to sell bronze casts of the original statues, of which at least 11 were made at New York's Roman Bronze Works. With his head tilted downward, Lincoln is depicted in a moment of deep thought. French explained that he had "Purposely tried to represent Lincoln bearing the burden and perplexities and problems of the Great War"..

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Abraham Lincoln.. by Daniel Chester French.. click here..

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