Presented is a handsome bust depicting Abraham Lincoln, after Leo Cherne. The bust is cast in dark patinated plaster and mounted on a square black wood base. "1955 Leo Cherne" is inscribed on the side of the bust, along the neck.
Leo Cherne created the bust of President Abraham Lincoln in 1955. He based the sculpture off an 1865 photograph of Abraham Lincoln. The photograph was taken hours after Lincoln learned of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender and only four days before Lincoln was assassinated. The original sculpture of the Abraham Lincoln bust was once located in the Cabinet Room of the White House and has been in the White House since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Leo Cherne (1912-1999) was an American economist and attorney and a co-anchor of ABC's All-Star News from 1952-1953. He was also a gifted sculptor with many notable works exhibited in prominent museums and institutions. His work of Albert Schweitzer has been displayed in the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C and his sculpture of John F. Kennedy is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Overall very good condition. Some scuff marks, specifically on left ear and back of head. Mounted on square base.
Dimensions: Sculpture and Base: 15 1/2" H x 7" W x 5 1/4" D. Sculpture: 10 1/2" H x 7" W x 5 1/2” D. Base: 4 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W x 5 1/2" D.