Lot 941
  • 941

(Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth President)

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
16,250 USD
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Description

  • Mask of Abraham Lincoln, 1860
A bronze casting by Augustus Saint-Gaudens after a life mask of Abraham Lincoln cast in plaster by Leonard W. Volk, (9 x 8 in.; 220 x 180 mm), New York, February 1886, inscribed on the obverse "This cast was made for Allen Thorndyker, a subscriber  to the fund for the purchase and presentation to the United States government of the original mask made in Chicago April 1860 by Leonard W. Volk from the living face of Abraham Lincoln. This cast was taken from the first replica of the original in New York City February 1886"; copyrighted by Volk, 1886 on the rim of the chin.  

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