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Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

Praised by Robert Todd Lincoln as the most lifelike portrait of his father in sculpture, The Council of War features President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, and General Ulysses S. Grant weighing in on the Civil War. The sculpture has three variants. In this variant, Stanton wipes his glasses behind Lincoln's head.

Description Source

Smithsonian American Art Museum. https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/council-war-21142 (accessed June 5, 2018). Ref: DHW #112 / Type A.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1868

Measurement

24 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

sculpture

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Related Source

See also #s 2894 and 2895.

ID

3953

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

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