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After Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907) Head of Lincoln

Auction:
3307M
Lot:
267
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3307M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

After Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907)

Head of Lincoln
Inscribed "AUGUSTUS SAINT GAUDENS/©" on the left side, "Recast by Nolte Sculpture..." and with a seal on the back edge, identified "David Herbert Donald/1996/LINCOLN PRIZE/Lincoln and Soldiers Institute/Gettysburg College" on a presentation plaque affixed to the plinth.
Bronze with a brown patina, height 16 1/2 in., on a marble plinth.
Condition: Dust and dirt to interstices.

N.B. This replica of Saint Gaudens's Bust of Lincoln was presented to David Herbert Donald, an American historian and author of Lincoln (Touchstone Books), upon being awarded the Lincoln Prize by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in 1996. The Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize is awarded annually for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era.

The original Saint Gaudens Sculpture was recast by Michael Nolte of Vanguard Sculpture Services, a full service foundry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The portrait bust of President Abraham Lincoln was derived from the full-length standing portrait completed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1887 for Chicago's Lincoln Park. Saint-Gaudens based Lincoln's likeness on plaster life casts of the president's head.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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