GUTZON BORGLUM - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 171405
Sale Price $1,020.00
Signed b/w photograph of Gutzon Borglum's 1910 sculpture Seated Lincoln
Photograph signed: "Gutzon Borglum". B/w, 8x5½. Depicts Borglum's sculpture: Seated Lincoln. Also captioned: "Located in Newark, N.J." and "Gutzon Borglum, Sculptor" over which Borglum has signed. Gutzon Borglum completed this sculpture in 1910.Borglum (1867-1941, born John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum in St. Charles, Idaho), already famous for creating the great head of Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda, was commissioned to begin work on a "shrine of democracy" in 1927. After selecting Mount Rushmore as its site, he began work on 60-foot-high heads of Presidents George Washington (unveiled in 1930), Thomas Jefferson (1936), Abraham Lincoln (1937) and Theodore Roosevelt (1939), chosen to represent epic symbols of America. Borglum, who developed innovative stone-working methods to accomplish the massive project, died in 1941, leaving his son Lincoln to complete the finishing details. Lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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