Abraham Lincoln

Raymond Granville Barger1990

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

Sculpture 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 with a beard and head emerging from a marble block base, with exaggerated and stylized hair. This sculpture is a replica of a bronze bust of President Lincoln that sculptor Raymond Granville Barger created in 1937.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln
  • Creator: Raymond Granville Barger
  • Date Created: 1990
  • Physical Dimensions: Height- 31 inches, Width- 17 inches, Depth- 19 inches
  • Provenance: Presented by Robert L. Byers in 1991. This marble bust was unveiled at a luncheon in Lincoln Hall at The Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862 to support Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the American Civil War, on Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12, 1991. The eighty-five year old artist attended the event and entertained the audience with a description of his life and work, and read a poem he composed for the occasion.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. For questions regarding usage please contact archives@unionleague.org.
  • Medium: Carrara marble


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