Bust of Abraham Lincoln

Bust of Abraham Lincoln

Artist: Sarah Fisher Ames (American ; 1817-1901)

Date: c. 1864-1866 (completed after 1863; patented in 1866)
Medium: marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 32 x 22 1/4 x 12 in. (81.3 x 56.5 x 30.5 cm)
Classification: SCULPTURE
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Asa H. Morton
Object number: 16.1
Inscribed: verso on label: 1/288/$2500.00
Terms
  • portrait
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • bust
On view
Exhibitions:Highlights and Recent Acquisitions from the American and European Collections
Shift
The Anxiety of Influence: European and American Art, 1689-1913
Exhibition History: Rohn, Matthew L. & Vivian Patterson. "The Field Room in Context: American Art 1860-1900".Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, September 3, 1988-January 29, 1989. <21wks>. Lovett, Jennifer Gordon. "The Art and Craft of Nineteenth-Century Sculpture." Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,. March 12-May 1, 1994. <7wks>. Patterson, Vivian. "An American Identity: 19th Century American Art.". Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, Bloedel & Weston Galleries, July 8, 1995-June 1, 1997 (exhibition extended thru "Celebrating 75 Years - American Dreams: American Art Before 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, June 30, 2001 thru an extended period (Aaron Gallery). "American Dreams: American Art Before 1950 in the Williams College Museum of Art." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, April 12, 2003-June 12, 2005. (Reinstallation). "Lincoln to the Nth Degree: The dissemination of Lincoln's image and ideas in popular and fine art." Williamstown, MA: Williams College Museum of Art, March 28-June 28, 2009.