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Abraham Lincoln

Agnes Yarnall1978

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

Bust of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States until his assassination on April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln is shown beardless, with lapel and tie. This bust is typical of the artist’s late work, in which she deliberately left evidence of her manual kneading of the clay. The sculpture’s rough surface texture imbues it with a highly expressive quality.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln
  • Creator: Agnes Yarnall
  • Date Created: 1978
  • Physical Dimensions: Height- 21 inches, Width- 14 inches
  • Provenance: The Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862 to support Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the American Civil War, paid $500 for the casting of the bust, which the artist then donated to the Union League.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. For questions regarding usage please contact archives@unionleague.org.
  • Medium: Bronze

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