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1955 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze on marble and wood base 15 1/8 x 12 1/2 x 6 in. (38.3 x 31.7 x 15.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.18 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


Luce Center Label

Paul Manship created small relief medallions representing Patriotism, Justice, Fortitude, and Charity for his sculpture Abraham Lincoln the Hoosier Youth. These were placed around the base of the finished statue and were what Manship considered to be “some of the major qualities which Lincoln possessed.”

Keywords

Allegory - quality - charity

Figure group - female and child

Study - sculpture model

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - marble

wood

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