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By George Grey Bernard, 1917
Nationally renowned artist George Grey Barnard took nearly five years to complete the 11-foot sculpture. When it was unveiled, the public sharply criticized his interpretation of Lincoln, with its oversized hands and feet and gaunt, beardless face. Today the work is considered to be one of the most eloquent representations of the humanity of the 16th U.S. President. The sculpture and the Federal style home at the end of Lytle Park, now The Taft Museum, were gifts to the people of Cincinnati by Anna Sinton Taft and Charles Phelps Taft.
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