Artifacts

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 holds his glasses.

Description Source

Smithsonian American Art Museum. https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/council-war-21142 (accessed June 5, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1868

Approximate Creation Date

1868

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

24 inches (height)

Inscription

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

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 item # 2895.

ID

2894

Digital ID

FVW_02894

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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