1. Curated Grouping:
  2. The Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln holding scroll of the Emancipation Proclamation

Creator:
Leonard Wells Volk
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1891-1991
Materials:
composition
Measurements:
overall: 33 1/4 in x 12 in x 11 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0816
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

Bronze-painted plaster statuette of President Abraham Lincoln depicts him standing on a circular base with his right leg positioned slightly in front of his left. Lincoln is bearded, wears an overcoat, vest, and bow tie, and holds a manuscript scroll in his hands. The scroll is engraved "Proclamation of Emancipation." "Copyright by Leonard W. Volk, 1891" is engraved on the side of the base. For more information on the sculptural studies of Lincoln by Leonard W. Volk see "Lincoln Lore" issues 241, 1047, and 1421-1425. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum