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    Sale 2486 | Lot 170
    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 170

      (SCULPTURE.) Full-figure statuette of Lincoln holding the Emancipation Proclamation, after Volk. Plaster, 34 inches tall including metal base with a 13 1/4-inch diameter, painted in white and black; clumsy restoration including neck and right foot, chipping to scroll and base, and light wear elsewhere, crack in left ankle (apparently reinforced internally). Np, late 19th century?

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      This plaster casting is based on Leonard Wells Volk's much larger statue in the Illinois State Capitol and the 1892 Lincoln monument in Rochester, NY, which is 9 feet tall and mounted on a 43-foot column. Another example of this plaster version (but with a painted bronze finish) can be seen at the Lucas County Historical Society in Iowa.


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