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Diver Walter E. Deaves
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Diver (54.122) — Walter E. Deaves

The Freedman
The Freedman

Photo ©2014, Detroit Institute of Arts

The Freedman

John Quincy Adams Ward(American, 1830-1910)

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“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

Date
1863
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 7 in. ( 49.5 x 36.8 x 17.8 cm)
Department
American Art before 1950
Classification
Sculpture
Credit
Gift of Mr. Ernest Kanzler
Accession No.
45.5
Provenance
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.
Keywords
bronze, cast, metal, statue
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