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William Swayne

 (1828 - 1918)
William Marshall Swayne was active/lived in District Of Columbia.  William Swayne is known for sculptor-portrait.

Biography   William Swayne


William Marshall Swayne worked at the United States Treasury Department during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.  Swayne sculpted a bustof Lincoln while he posed for him and recited poetry to visitors.

The Division of Government, Politics, and Reform at the National Museum of American History houses a bust of Abraham Lincoln created by Swayne.  It was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1940 by Swayne's heirs through Richard B. Swayne and Marion Swayne Richter.  It is bronzed plaster and is 30" high by 19" wide.  It is marked, "W.M. Swayne, Scpr. June 8, 1864."

The sculpture was last on view in 1999 when it was lent to the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana for an exhibition titled "Lincoln from L   ...  Displaying 750 of 794 characters.

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