William Crescenzo Art & Antiques

Abraham Lincoln Plaque
Artist — Charles Calverley (1833 - 1914)
Signed — Calverley 
c. 19th century
10.25” round x d: 1”

Charles Calverley was a noted American sculptor, born in Albany, New York, 1 November, 1833. He was educated in his native City, removed to New York in 1868, was chosen an associate of the national academy in 1872, and academician in 1875. Among his Works are "The Little Companions": "Little Ida," a medallion; and bronze busts, heroic size, of John Brown (1873); Horace Greeley, on his monument at Greenwood (1876); and Elias Howe, also at Greenwood (1884). He sent a bas-relief of Peter Cooper and his John Brown to the centennial exhibition of 1876. Calverley worked as an assistant to Albany's noted neoclassical sculptor, Erastus Dow Palmer for 15 years, preparing and cutting marble. During this time, he produced many portrait medallions of members of his family and friends. Calverley opened a studio in New York in 1868 where he advertised himself as a "Portrait sculptor of busts and medallions." In 1875 he was elected as a full member of the National Academy of Design. During his lifetime he completed over 250 busts, medallions, tablets and statues. Suspension loop on verso.

$385.00 USD





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