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Sale 1702 Lot 103

Frederick Volck
(German/American, 1833-1891)

"Robert E. Lee"

patinated bronze
after the 1863 terracotta, inscribed "Frederick Volck/1863/Richmond, Virginia" at back, on a round black marble plinth.
overall h. 19", w. 11", d. 9-1/4"

Notes: Volck was born in Germany but as a young man moved to Virginia where he was employed by the Confederate Naval Ordnance and Hydrography Department. His brother Adalbert, a satirist and caracaturist, was also actively involved in the Confederacy. Volck's sculpture of General Lee was commissioned during the war and was primarily intended as a means of increasing and continuing support for the war effort and the Confederate cause.

Estimate $ 2,000-4,000

**In overall very good condition. Marble base: a few small nicks at edges.

Sold for $4,500
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