Art@Site Augustus Saint-Gaudens Abraham Lincoln Monument

Augustus Saint-Gaudens


Abraham Lincoln Monument

Lincoln Park
The plaque reads:"One of the oldest and most important public sculptures in Chicago, this monument to America’s sixteenth president influenced a generation of sculptors due to its innovative combination of a natural-looking Lincoln — depicted deep in thought as he is about to begin a speech — with a Classical-style architectural setting.
It is the work of two nationally-important American designers and is widely considered to be the most significant nineteenth-century sculpture of Lincoln. Designated on Dec 12, 2001.Richard M Daley, Mayor. Commission on Chicago Landmarks."
Several phases from Lincoln's speeches have been inscribed at the base of the monument. Like, on the right side is inscribed:" Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."
On the left side is inscribed:"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on.