Artifacts

Creator

Raffaelo Gironi

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

The bust is incised on the back of the base: Copyright 1909 / Boston Sculpture Co. / Melrose-Mass. / 8090A R Gironi. A maker's plate is set in the underside of the base. Boston Sculpture Company's 1914 catalog describes this as the best likeness of Lincoln available: All the others are poor imitations of ours, and the only reason for its being on the market is that it is offered at a lower price.

Description Source

Cowan's Auctions. https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/129880 (accessed May 2, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca., 1909

Measurement

13 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

plaster sculpture

Creation Location

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

Work Type

scuplture

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.

ID

6828

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.

Abraham Lincoln Plaster Bust

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