French, Daniel Chester

Eminent American sculptor, created seated Lincoln statue for Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC

Price: $135.00

Description:
(1850-1931) American sculptor whose work is probably more familiar to a wider American audience than that of any other native sculptor. His 1st important commission, from the town of Concord, Mass., was the statue “The Minute Man” (1875), commemorating the Concord fight 100 years earlier. It became the symbol for WW II defense bonds, stamps, and posters. His great work, the marble seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,was dedicated in 1922. In the intervening 50 years he created a vast number of works on American subjects. Among these are equestrian statues of General Ulysses S. Grant in Philadelphia and General George Washington in Paris; 3 pairs of bronze doors for the Boston Public Library; the “Standing Lincoln,” Lincoln, Neb.; the statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson in the Concord, Mass. public library; “Alma Mater” at Columbia University; and the “Four Continents” at the New York City Customhouse. Frameable autograph sentiment (“Always affectionately”) signed “Dan C. French” on a 2 ¾ x 5 slip

Condition: Very good, trifle toning
Type:Autograph Sentiment Signed






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