Rogers Statue in Washington, D.C.

This popular sculpture by John Rogers appears in many collections. This one was photographed at the Ford's Theatre museum before its renovation. Crafted in 1867, it was one of thousands he produced in plaster soon after Abraham Lincoln's death.

Called The Council of War, the work stands two feet high and shows President Lincoln seated on a chair examining a map. He is flanked by depictions of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

Rogers, a Massachusetts native, became known for sculpting groups of people. Of these, he is most famous for The Council of War. He also produced a heroic-sized Lincoln statue for Manchester, New Hampshire.

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