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YOUNG LINCOLN

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Young Lincoln

Bryant Baker (Sculptor), Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Founder)

 

Copyright 1935, Dedicated 10/19/1935

 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Engraved Pink Granite Base

 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 6.333 5.5 4 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 4.25 5.5 5 N/A

Description

Description
Lincoln is seated on an oak log with an axe at his feet and a book on his proper right knee. The inscription on the front of the base reads: "Lincoln, For him her old world moulds aside she threw and choosing sweet clay from the breast of the unexhausted west, with stuff untainted shaped a hero new." The inscription on the rear of the base reads: "Presented to City of Buffalo by and in memory of Louis Spit miller and Julia Spit miller."



 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
It was the intention of the sculptor to portray Lincoln as he discarded the axe of manual labor and took up the book of statesmanship. A model of this statue exists at the Marcella Sembrich Memorial Studio in Bolton Landing, NY. Another model of this statue, located at Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, California, was used to develop the color of the patina used in the conservation of this statue.

 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Delaware Park, between the Rose Garden and Lincoln Parkway Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2002 Good Very Good Good Very Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2000 Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 1997 Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1996 Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1995 Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1994
Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1993 Poor Excellent Fair Good No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey June 1992 Poor Fair No