Abraham Lincoln - Item #51
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
14 Inches High x 7 Inches Wide x 5.5 Inches Deep
Irish-born sculptor Martin Milmore (1844-1883) was based in Boston during his short career and life. He learned wood and stone carving from his older brother, Joseph, and then studied under Thomas Ball and became one of the most well-known sculptors in the area. After his death, his friend Daniel Chester French was chosen by the Milmores to create a memorial for him and Joseph at their grave, and it was entitled Death and the Sculptor.
Among Milton's impressive works are the three figures of goddesses made for the Horticultural Hall in Boston (now on display at Elm Bank Horticulture Center in Wellesley and Dover, Massachusetts), the Roxbury Soldiers' Memorial in Forest Hill Cemetery in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, the American Sphinx in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge which he created with Joseph, and the famed Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on the Boston Common. Milmore also created several busts of political figures, and he sold copies of several in Parianware which was a popular and inexpensive medium for reproductions at the time. One such bust was this one of Abraham Lincoln. The whereabouts of the original are unknown.
Artist: Martin Milmore
Time Period: Modern- 19th century
1911 Catalog ID # - 6280
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"Martin Milmore." Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Milmore.
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"Milmore Memorial/Death Staying the Hand of the Sculptor." Boston Art Commission, http://www.publicartboston.com/content/milmore-memorial-death-staying-hand-sculptor.