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John Quincy Adams Ward(American, 1830-1910)
“This artist chose a classic Greek pose to depict the physical and symbolic strength of a man newly freed from slavery. This resonates with me because it shows strength instead of the stereotypical weakness or lack of intelligence of men who were enslaved.”
Chandra Floyd, Manager, Events and Food Services
- 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 36.8 x 17.8 cm)
- American Art before 1950
- Gift of Mr. Ernest Kanzler
- Accession No.
- Formerly in the collection of: James Mackay, Paris, c.1863; to Richard Solomon Waring (art dealer), Paris and Pittsburg, who acquired it in Paris c.1890; to James Johnson Robinson and Anna Waring Robinson, Lakeville, CT; to Ernest Kanzler; to the DIA in 1945.
- bronze, cast, metal, statue
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