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Boy with Green Head
This sculptural group was a memorial to Abraham Lincoln and the recent war, and was marketed as such to a wide audience of upper-middle-class Americans. It represents the seated president receiving the map of a battle plan from General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The sculptor John Rogers established his reputation for this type of narrative figure group by 1863 with a work titled Union Refugees, which was initially rendered in bronze. Rogers's method of patenting his designs and replicating them in plaster made him the first American to mass-produce sculpture for a popular market.
- Artist: Robert Blackburn, American, 1920-2003
- Medium: Lithograph on paper
- Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (36.5 x 26 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed, "Bob Blackburn" lower right margin in pencil
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 50.20
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Robert Blackburn (American, 1920-2003). Boy with Green Head. Lithograph on paper, 14 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (36.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, 50.20. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (61%)