Young Lincoln

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“Abraham Lincoln modeled from life by Leonard W. Volk, Chicago 1860”. This legend is engraved into the back of the bust.

Shortly before he won the nomination at the Republican Convention in Chicago, May 1860, Lincoln paid several visits to Volk’s studio and gave the sculptor the opportunity to make his life mask as well as his portrait. Although a contemporary bronze cast of the latter was known to exist, its whereabouts were unknown until 1947, when it was discovered in an antique store in New York.

The bronzes owned by the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery and by the Metropolitan Museum were cast from a plaster model found in the sculptor’s studio.

It is one of history’s pleasantries that Stephan A. Douglas was partly responsible for the magnificent workmanship, which shaped into this compelling portrait the countenance of the man he is best remembered for having so bitterly opposed. For the “Little Giant” had been Volk’s patron and had even sent him to Rome – in 1857 – to round out his experience as an artist. Among Volk’s most famous works are life-sized statues of Douglas and of Lincoln (completed in 1876) in the Illinois State Capitol.

Size: 13"
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  • Dimensions: 13.5"
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5.0

Great Value

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from Elkhart, IN

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

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Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Lifetime
    • Memorabilia

    Comments about this product:

    Lincoln remains ageless!

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    4.0

    Good copy, finish may not be

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    from Mount Vernon, Ohio

    About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Grandparent, History buff

    Pros

    • Authentic
    • Detailed
    • Displays Well

    Cons

    • Finish May Be Uneven

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia
    • Older Children
    • Teens
    • Young Children

    Comments about this product:

    The bust is a very good copy of Volk's, and the only thing that keeps it from being 5 star is the finish of the one I received. It is being returned and replaced. The finish is well done on most of it to make it appear to be bronze. Lighter color highlights the higher points to suggest a touch of wear and appear shiny. Unfortunately the finish on the forehead of my copy seems to have been applied too lightly, and looks like a brush did not put enough paint on and the streaks are very obvious. The rest is good, and if this flaw was almost anywhere else it would not be a problem. Here it shows too well. Otherwise a great copy. Hopefully the replacement will be perfect.

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