A visual biography of Abraham Lincoln, cast in bronze
Few portrait sculptors would be suited to the task of capturing the Lincoln of 1863. Zenos Frudakis
is considered the country's very best portrait sculptor, and in this life-size bronze bust is what Zenos calls the "visual biography" of America's 16th president. This is Lincoln in the year of Gettysburg, profoundly affected by a war that is bitterly dividing a nation, yet intent on having the Union claim ultimate victory.
Zenos worked from many photographs, a rare full-frontal photograph of Lincoln foremost among them. The result is a portrait of a country, captured in the remarkable face of the leader who gave his last full measure of devotion to preserve it.
- Cast in bronze using the centuries-old lost wax method to render a depth of detail
One of only 7 bronzes struck from the mold
Life-size bust with measurements based on the dimensions of Lincoln's life mask
Bust measures 12L x 9 1/2D x 16H
Wooden base is a 5 inch square
Total height, bust and base: 21 1/2H; 37 pounds
A collector's piece destined to appreciate in value