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Mary Todd Lincoln Bust

Creator:
Lily Tolpo
Location:
Illinois
Origin Date:
1983
Materials:
composition
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 8 1/4 in x 6 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1204
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This head and shoulders bust depicts President Abraham Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Mary is shown wearing an off the shoulder dress featuring a cluster of flowers in the front center, a necklace and earrings, and a garland of flowers in her hair. The bust sits on a rough cylinder pedestal. On the front of the pedestal is a recessed portion engraved with the name "Mary Todd Lincoln." On the back of the bust is an engraved number 13, the artist's name, Lily Tolpo, and 1983. The bust is made of Hydrostone painted an irridescent green. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum