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George Edwin Bissell (American, 1839-1920) bronze sculpture depicting President Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, standing and holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation in his right hand. Signed "Geo. E. Bissell" on the rear left corner of the base and "Copyright 1898" on the rear right corner of the base, with Gorham Co. Founders foundry mark, and stamped number 0441. 15 7/8" H. Biography: George Bissell was born in Connecticut, the son of a quarryman and marble-cutter. During the American Civil War he served in the Union Army. At the close of the war he joined his father's marble business in Poughkeepsie, New York. He studied the art of sculpture abroad including in Paris, during much of the last quarter of the 19th century. He is best known for his public sculptures including President Chester Arthur in Madison Square (NYC), Chancellor James Kent in the Washington Congressional Library, and Abraham Lincoln in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Source: Encyclopedia Brittanica).
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Ira Lipman, Memphis, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with very light wear, nice old patina.