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Daniel Chester French
Date Issued: 1940-09-16
Postage Value: 5 cents

Commemorative issue
Famous Americans-Artists
Daniel Chester French

Daniel Chester French's first commission as a sculptor was The Minuteman at Concord, MA (1873-1875), commemorating the first New Englanders to fall in the Revolutionary War. Considered his greatest work is the gigantic seated Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The seated pose reflects the balanced proportions of the Doric temple and projects Lincoln's attributes. The Lincoln statue was produced between 1911-1922. Another important piece by French is His Mourning Victory (1906-1908), a half -bared full female figure at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA, commemorating the Union's Civil War dead.

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