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        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Apr. 18, 2024

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

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        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Mar. 14, 2024

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 29, 2024

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2024

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2024

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2024

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2024

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Dec. 28, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Dec. 28, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

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        • Leonard Volk (manner), bronze bust, Abe Lincoln
          Nov. 16, 2023

          Leonard Volk (manner), bronze bust, Abe Lincoln

          Est: $700 - $1,000

          Manner of Leonard Wells Volk, (American, 1828-1895), Bust portrait of Abraham Lincoln, bronze with brown patina, bears mark of U.S. Bronze Foundry, South Shore, Chicago IL, 20"h x 11"w x 8"d

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        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Nov. 02, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Nov. 02, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Oct. 17, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Oct. 12, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Sep. 21, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Sep. 21, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Sep. 07, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • LEONARD WELLS VOLK (IL/WI, 1828-1895)
          Aug. 26, 2023

          LEONARD WELLS VOLK (IL/WI, 1828-1895)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          Life Sized Carrara Marble Bust of the Beardless Lincoln, made at the time of his election as President but before his inauguration, ca 1860. Roughly 22" x 15" x 11".

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        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Aug. 24, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Aug. 24, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jun. 15, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jun. 15, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jun. 15, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jun. 09, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Apr. 28, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Apr. 28, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Abraham Lincoln, Plaster Hand c. 1860
          Apr. 16, 2023

          Abraham Lincoln, Plaster Hand c. 1860

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          A life cast after the model made by Leonard Wells Volk (1828 - 1895). Marked "President Abraham Lincoln's Hand" at the cross section. This piece comes directly from the family of Charles Augustus Leale (March 26, 1842 – June 13, 1932), who was the doctor present at Lincoln's death.

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        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Apr. 13, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Apr. 13, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Mar. 30, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Mar. 30, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Mar. 30, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

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        • After Leonard Wells Volk Sculpture, Abraham Lincoln
          Mar. 25, 2023

          After Leonard Wells Volk Sculpture, Abraham Lincoln

          Est: $500 - $700

          (American, 1828-1895) Lincoln Holding a Copy of the Proclamation of Emancipation, 1891, signed on base, Leonard W. Volk 1891", a 20th century aftercast, patinated bronze, 32 x 10 x 11 in. Provenance: John W. Stark House, Springfield, Tennessee

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        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Mar. 09, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 23, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 23, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 23, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 18, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 18, 2023

          LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. Signed 1894 bank check. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 18, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [ART] Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check, The National Bank of Illinois, Chicago. 6-1/4 x 3 in. VG.

          East Coast Books
        • Leonard Wells Volk, a bronze statue of a standing Abraham Lincoln
          Feb. 13, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk, a bronze statue of a standing Abraham Lincoln

          Est: $3,000 - $4,500

          Leonard Wells Volk, a bronze statue of a standing Abraham Lincoln, holding the Emancipation Proclamation the well modeled figure in formal attire, with patinated surface, and marked "Copyright by Leonard W. Volk, 1891", mounted to a round, black granite base. Circa 29 th century. Overall height with base 33 1/2 inches. Base 12 inches.

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        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 04, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

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        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 04, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $100 - $150

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was an American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.

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        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Feb. 04, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $10,000 - $12,000

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is an archive of 171 signed bank checks by Leonard Volk dated 1893-1995. VG.

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        • Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2023

          Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [ART] Leonard Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Signed 1893 bank check, The National Bank of Illinois, Chicago. 6-1/4 x 3 in. VG.

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        • Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2023

          Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $700 - $900

          [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is notable for making one of only two life masks of United States President Abraham Lincoln. In 1867 he helped establish the Chicago Academy of Design and served as its president until 1878. He made several large monumental sculptures, including the tomb of the politician Stephen A. Douglas, and statues of American Civil War figures. Offered here is a collection of 7 signed bank checks, all 1893. VG.

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        • LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 26, 2023

          LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. Signed 1894 bank check. VG.

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        • [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor
          Jan. 12, 2023

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor

          Est: $200 - $300

          [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. In 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, ""anything but agreeable."" But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it ""the animal himself."" Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln.OFFERED HERE: Signed 1893 National Bank of Illinois bank check, approx. 3 x 6 in., star & one other cancellation. Very good condition. VG.

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