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Volk, Leonard Wells 1828-1895

Overview
Works: 65 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 421 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Portraits  Sculptures  Bibliographies  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Archives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E457.15, 973.7
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Most widely held works by Leonard Wells Volk
The Lincoln life-mask and how it was made by Leonard Wells Volk( )

10 editions published between 1881 and 1915 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Douglas Monument at Chicago; prefaced with a brief sketch of Senator Douglas' life, illustrations of the monument, etc by Leonard Wells Volk( )

8 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumental work of art : life-mask bust of Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk( )

2 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : a catalog of pamphlets, books, newspapers, manuscripts and art by inc., Kensington, Md Old Printed Word( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bust of Lincoln modeled from life, Leonard W. Volk, sculptor, Chicago, 1860 by S. Klaber & Company( Book )

1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln life masks and pair of hands by Leonard Wells Volk( Visual )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Depicts Abraham Lincoln's face and hands (both cast from life); the bronze pieces cast in 1886 from the 1860 Volk originals
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Postage bill (1841); Chicago Light Artillery ball invitation (1854); ticket to state fair at Peoria (1862); ticket to Chicago Academy of Design (1870); Odd Fellows' and Masons' Building Association, Quincy, Illinois certificate (1871); envelope (1887); ticket, Chicago to Indiana Harbor and return (1903); 2 tickets to Democratic National Convention in St. Louis (1904)
[Stephen A. Douglas]( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers by Douglas Volk( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A. Lincoln: by himself [review of The collected works of Abraham Lincoln; edited by Roy P. Basler] by Paul M Angle( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Letter] 1876 June 19 [to Leonard Wells] Volk, Chicago by G. P. A Healy( )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intends to visit Volk's studio to view the Stephen A. Douglas statue and invites Volk to his reception
[Lincoln's hands] by Leonard Wells Volk( Visual )

1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hands vary slightly. Replica of Lincoln's hands cast by Leonard Wells Volk in 1860. Left hand is chipped on the base
Volk life mask by Leonard Wells Volk( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plaster life mask and hands from molds made by sculptor Leonard W. Volk at his Chicago studio. The face was molded on March 31, 1860 in preparation for Volk's bust of Lincoln; he also took measurements of Lincoln's torso. Volk had asked Lincoln to sit for a bust as early as 1858, but did not succeed in doing so until two years later, when Lincoln was in Chicago to argue a court case. The plaster took one hour to set, and Lincoln removed it himself with some difficulty. Some hairs from his temples was removed along with the plaster, causing tears to come to his eyes. Volk finished the bust in April and patented it on June 12, 1860. The casts of Lincoln's hands were made in late May of the same year, after Lincoln had won the nomination to be the Republican candidate for President. Volk came to Lincoln's home in Springfield and the two men worked in the dining room. The right hand holds a section of broom handle and is noticeably swollen, due to excessive hand-shaking by the new presidential candidate. Lincoln sawed the section himself from a broom taken from his own woodshed. When Volk saw Lincoln whittling the edges of the section and told him this was unnecessary, Lincoln replied, I thought I would like to have it nice. Ironically, Volk was a cousin of the wife of Stephen A. Douglas, Lincoln's great Illinois political rival. Douglas supported Volk's art studies in Rome. His Chicago studio opened in 1857, and he was instrumental in the founding of the Chicago Academy of Design. The 1860 bust is probably his most famous work, but he also produced a number of other Lincoln pieces, including a statue at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. This casting is the third copy from the original. The original cast is at the Smithsonian Institution. There is slight discoloration on the right lower jaw and in the center of the forehead. The set was once the property of Douglas Volk (son of the sculptor) and was presented to the university by William D. Bosler of new York City
[BUST] : Lincoln modeled from life by Leonard Wells Volk( Visual )

1 edition published in 1860 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life-size portrait bust of Abraham Lincoln rises from a rounded pedestal base. Lincoln is clean shaven and draped in cloth that has the appearance of a Roman toga or possibly the cloak of a Greek god. Several coats of dark metallic paint were used to simulate a bronze patina over the plaster. Affixed to the neck of the pedestal with two small screws is a brass plate, engraved: "LINCOLN MODELED FROM LIFE; PRESERVED BY THE; HENNECKE STUDIOS; MILWAUKEE WIS." On the reverse side--the tall side--of the pedestal is impressed in script: "Lincoln from; Life by; L.W. Volk." Overlapping green felt pad and rubberized pad adhered to bottom of base for stablilization
[BUST] : Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk( Visual )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Portrait bust of Abraham Lincoln on round pedestal base. A dense plaster bust of Lincoln's head and neck is covered with multiple layers of metallic paint (chiefly brown and black) to simulate a metal or bronze patina. The bust is adhered to a round, double-tiered white stone (soapstone?) pedestal base. Back of bust has panel molded into it with raised lettering: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN; MODELLED FROM LIFE; BY; LEONARD W. VOLK; CHICAGO, 1860; REPLICA". Impressed mark on left side of lower neck reads: "c[opyright] ALVA STUDIOS". To underneath side of base, a thin round layer of brown felt has been adhered. Attached to the felt is a white pressure sensitive tag with handwriting in blue ink: "311-B2; Abe Lincoln; Alva Studios; $65.00."
[Photographs of sculpture]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Folders contains photographs and information sheets related to sculptures signed or attributed to artists. Information may include the title of work, owner, medium, additional provenance, date, dimensions, and medium. Most photographs are black-and-white and of professional quality
"Lincoln's height." by Leonard Wells Volk( Book )

1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charles L. Hutchinson papers by Charles Lawrence Hutchinson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The resolutions in memoriam, Oct.-Dec. 1924, are contained in volumes, often illuminated and including elaborate calligraphy, from the Art Institute of Chicago, Caxton Club, Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago Clearing House Association, Commercial Club of Chicago, Illinois Merchants Trust Company, Old People's Home of Chicago, Presbyterian Hospital, South Park Commissioners of Cook County, Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, and the University of Chicago. Also present are two expressions of appreciation: from the Art Institute of Chicago, 1922 April 27; and from the Chicago Society of Artists, 1923 Feb. 1
Abraham Lincoln by Leonard Wells Volk( Visual )

1 edition published in 1863 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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History of the Douglas Monument at Chicago; prefaced with a brief sketch of Senator Douglas' life, illustrations of the monument, etc
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Alternative Names
Leonard Volk Amerikaans beeldhouwer (1828-1895)

Leonard Volk escultor estadounidense

Leonard Volk sculpteur américain

Leonard Volk skulptor amerikan

Leonard Wells Volk

Leonard Wells Volk escultor estatunidenc

Leonard Wells Volk escultor norte-americano

Leonard Wells Volk scultore statunitense

Volk, Leonard

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