Abraham Lincoln Maquette

J. Otto Schweizer1915-1916

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

Plaster model of full-length sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States until his assassination on April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln is depicted delivering the Gettysburg address, during the consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg in November 1863, following the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. President Lincoln's left arm is bent and his fist clenched, with a determined expression on his face. The pose gives President Lincoln an assertive and commanding presence. The model is attached to a circular, wooden platform, surrounded by a glass encasement.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln Maquette
  • Creator: Jakob Otto Schweizer
  • Date Created: 1915-1916
  • Provenance: Artist Jakob Otto Schweizer used this macquette to win the commission for a sculpture of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial Room at The Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862 to support Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the American Civil War.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. For questions regarding usage please contact archives@unionleague.org.
  • Medium: Plaster


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