Thomas Clark Cairn StudioPresident Abe Lincoln #77 1989
Great People in History
Ships in the original Box
Abraham Lincoln was the first statue created for the Great People in History series. The central figure is one of the turning points in American History, Lincoln is also revered by people around the globe. The pose was inspired by the Lincoln Memorial, sculpted by Daniel Chester French. Two books representing the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, serve as the sides and arm rests of Lincoln's chair. The date is November 19, 1863, and the occasion is his delivery of the Gettysburg Address. In his hand is the first page of his speech, in Lincoln's own handwriting. Is interesting to note that now in Lincoln's address did he use the pronoun "I." Contrary to popular rumors, Lincoln did not scribble the Gettysburg Address on the envelope at the last minute. He started work on his speech in Washington, D.C. and added the finishing touches after breakfast, before traveling to the Gettysburg battlefield. Lincoln is listening to the first speaker, Edward Everett, who spoke for two hours. When it was Lincoln's turn, he spoke for less than three minutes. A photographer had begun to set up his equipment to take the President's picture. By the time he was ready, Lincoln had finished and was seated again. So t was no photograph of Lincoln delivering his now famous speech.
Lincoln often changed his hair style, switching his part or wearing it sometimes flat, sometimes full. He often changed the shape of his beard as well. I've chosen the most photographed style, Lincoln had a very small chin, and perhaps this is why he decided to grow a beard.
My Lincoln is wearing a military style cape, similar to ones worn by the Union and Confederate armies. The ceremonies took place outside, and Lincoln, with his extreme thinness, was sure to feel the beginnings of the Pennsylvania winter. I imagine that, even on a warm day, t would be something chilling about the battlefield. Lincoln was sensitive to the tragedy that was occurring on both sides of the divided nation. The last sentence of his Address still inspires us today:
"It is rather for us to be dedicated to
the great task before us... that
this nation under God, shall have a new
birth of freedom - and that government
of the people, by the people, for the people,
shall not perish from this earth."
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Stands about 14 1/2" tall with a 17" Long base Weight of the piece is a little over 23lbsPlease click on the photo's for a bigger image Sorry I don't have the COA, D r. Thomas F. Clark is the lead artist for Cairn Studio, LTD. Dr. Clark, the most well-known sculptor in America today, is the most prolific and talented sculptor in the figurine industry, with collectors in every county of every state, plus Europe, Asia (especially Japan!) and Canada. The Detail on these are incredible, perfect for any collection, or to just display on a coffee table or mantle. They make excellent conversation pieces! I am selling these for a neighbor who has collected these for many years. Most have been stored in their original box for years, and are in the same condition they came in. Feel free to ask any questions, but t may be a delay, if I don't know the answer I may have to contact my neighbor for the answer. Most are quite heavy, and will be packaged well to help prevent damage. Customers outside the US - Please read important information below ***Save Money!*** Combined Shipping may be available for Purchases made within a 7 day period When payed for together **I strive to give 5 star service!** If you got it, tell Everyone, if you didn't, please, tell me! Please check out my other Auctions!
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