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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 holds his glasses.
Smithsonian American Art Museum. https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/council-war-21142 (accessed June 5, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
24 inches (height)
inscribed on front of base: THE COUNCIL OF WAR. inscribed on top of base at front: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK. inscribed on top of base at back: PATENTED / MARCH 31, 1868
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Stanton, Edwin M. (Edwin McMasters), 1814-1869; Lincoln, A.; Civil War
statuettes & figurines
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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