- Exhibition Label
- While serving in the Ohio infantry, James A. Garfield was elected to Congress in 1862; he represented his home state for eighteen years. Nominated by the Republican Party as its presidential candidate in 1880, he was elected president and inaugurated on March 4, 1881. Garfield had served only four months in office when, on July 2, he was shot by religious fanatic Charles J. Guiteau. Mortally wounded, Garfield died in September. His assassination led to an outpouring of national mourning, which resulted in numerous full-length paintings and sculptures. This small figure appears to be a trial casting a larger statue in Washington, D.C., completed by John Quincy Adams Ward in 1887.
- (Skinner Auctions, October 1 2005, lot 146), Boston. (Post Road Gallery), Larchmont, NY; sold to NPG 2008
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- c. 1883-1887
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- Credit Line
- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
- John Quincy Adams Ward, 29 Jun 1830 - 1 May 1910
- James Abram Garfield, 19 Nov 1831 - 19 Sep 1881
- Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard
- Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie
- Costume\Dress Accessory\Button
- James Abram Garfield: Male
- James Abram Garfield: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
- James Abram Garfield: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer
- James Abram Garfield: Military\Army\Officer\General
- James Abram Garfield: Education\Educator\Teacher
- James Abram Garfield: Education\Educator\Professor\College
- James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\President of US
- James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Ohio
- James Abram Garfield: Education\Administrator\College\President
- James Abram Garfield: Politics and Government\State Senator\Ohio
- James Abram Garfield: Military\Army\Officer\Major General
- Bronze on an integral bronze base
- With Base: 47.6 x 14.6 x 14cm (18 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 5 1/2")
- Data Source
- National Portrait Gallery
- Record ID
- Not determined
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