Artist John Quincy Adams Ward, American, 1830-1910
  • The Freedman
Date 1863
Medium bronze
Dimensions Overall: 19 1/2 × 14 1/2 × 7 inches (49.5 × 36.8 × 17.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. Ernest Kanzler
Accession Number 45.5
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W273, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Inscribed, on edge of base: J.Q A. Ward 1863
by 1863-ca. 1890, James Mackay (Paris, France);
ca. 1890, Richard Solomon Waring (Paris, France and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA);
James Johnson Robinson and Anna Waring Robinson (Lakeville, Connecticut, USA);
Ernest Kanzler;
1945-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Modern Sculpture. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1950, pp. 8-9 (ill.).

Sharp, Lewis I. John Quincy Adams Ward: Dean of American Sculpture, with a Catalogue Raisonné. Newark, DE, 1985, pp. 153-156 (ill. of another casting).

Nelson, Charmaine. The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-century America. Minneapolis, 2007, pp. 127-128.