1. Creator/Author:
  2. Vittore Bocchetta (2)

Stephen A. Douglas Life Mask

Creator:
Leonard Wells Volk, Vittore Bocchetta
Location:
Unknown Place Made
Origin Date:
1978
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0848
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This bronze life mask is a replica of the original done in 1857 by Leonard Wells Volk of Stephen A. Douglas, a political rival of Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. The mask shows the face and bottom tips of the ears. Markings on the reverse include the following: lower left side inscription "By L. W. Volk"; lower center base inscription "S. A. Douglas by L. W. Volk"; and lower right side inscription "V. B. 2/100." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum