Abraham Lincoln: The Man, modeled 1884-87, cast between 1913 and 1917

  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American, 1848-1907
  • Tiffany Studios, American, 1902-1932

Bronze

  • Overall: 40 1/4 × 16 1/4 × 28 3/4 inches (102.2 × 41.3 × 73 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Walter O. Briggs

52.246

On View

  • American W290

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Standing
  • Bronze
  • Sculpture
  • President
  • Man
  • Cornish city

Signed and dated, on right edge of base: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Sculptor MDCCCLXXXVII

Signed and dated, on right edge of base: Augustus Saint-Gaudens Sculptor MDCCCLXXXVII

By 1922, purchased by Henry M. Leland (1843-1932) (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

By descent to his son, Wilfred C. Leland (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1952, purchased for the Detroit Institute of Arts by Mrs. Walter O. Briggs (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1952, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Cortissoz, Royal. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Boston, 1907, p. 53. Hind, C. Lewis. Augustus Saint-Gaudens. New York, 1908, p. 39 (ill.). Memorial Exhibition of the Works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Exh. cat., The Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, 1909, no. 38. Memorial Exhibit. Exh. cat., Art Association of Indianapolis. Indianapolis, 1909, no. 43. Saint-Gaudens, Homer, ed. The Reminiscences of Augusts Saint-Gaudens. New York, 1913, Vol. 1, pp. 312, 332, 350, 355. "School Children May Win Voting Trophy," The Detroiter (July 19, 1926): p. 6. Bullard, F. Lauriston. Lincoln in Marble and Bronze. Springfield, IL, 1953, pp. 73-86. “Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News/Detroit Free Press (April 18, 1982): p. 28 (ill.).

Augustus Saint-Gaudens; Tiffany Studios, Abraham Lincoln: The Man, modeled 1884-87, cast between 1913 and 1917, bronze. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, 52.246.