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Source: Art Amateur
Source type: magazine
Document type: news column
Document title: “My Note Book”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: March 1902
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 88-90 (excerpt below includes only page 88)

 
Citation
“My Note Book.” Art Amateur Mar. 1902 v46n4: pp. 88-90.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
William McKinley (death: personal response); William McKinley (sculpture); McKinley memorialization.
 
Named persons
James A. Garfield; Abraham Lincoln; Elizabeth St. John Matthews; William McKinley.
 
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My Note Book [excerpt]

     MRS. E. ST. JOHN MATTHEWS is exhibiting with Messrs. Tiffany & Co., Union Square, a bas-relief called “The Martyr Presidents,” being the heads of Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley, side by side, nearly in profile. A small draped figure of Sorrow stands behind the bust of McKinley, which is the nearest to the spectator, and holds a palm branch over the heads of the three victims of the assassin. The whole forms a tablet of some size, broader than long, with simple architectural border, and a space below for an inscription. On the field of the panel beyond Lincoln is an indication of the Capitol at Washington in faint relief. The portraits are excellent in their serious expressions; are excellent as likenesses as well.

 

 


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