Abraham Lincoln - Item #204
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
31 Inches High x 23 Inches Wide
Max Bachmann (1862-1921) created two busts of Lincoln with the only difference being the presence of a beard on one of them. P. P. Caproni & Brother distributed copies of both busts widely around the turn of the 20th century. Public monuments combined the Bachmann busts on a body modeled after the Standing Lincoln sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (such as the one in Minneapolis, MN). P. P. Caproni & Brother offered copies of these statues as well (see page 40 of our 1911 catalog, found under History).
Bachmann was born in Germany and studied at the Royal Academy of Berlin, but was living and working in New York City by 1899 where he would remain for the rest of his life. He sculpted portraits, including those of Native Americans, and allegorical figures. Starting in 1896, he contributed political cartoon sculptures to Leslie's Weekly Illustrated. In 1899 Bachmann received a commission from Joseph Pulitzer to create allegorical figures of the seven continents for the Pulitzer building (later called the New York World Building) which was demolished in 1955.
Artist: Max Bachmann
Time Period: Modern- 19th century-20th century
1911 Catalog ID # - 5395
Henson, D. Leigh. "Max Bachman's Lincolns." 2010, rev. 2012. Finding Lincoln Illinois, http://findinglincolnillinois.com/abestatueplan/bachmanslincolns12-12.pdf. (Accepted for publication in Illinois Heritage.)
"Max Bachmann." askART. http://www.askart.com/artist/Max_Bachmann/55545/Max_Bachmann.aspx.