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Adalbert John Volck Self-Portrait

Adalbert John Volck Self-Portrait
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Artist
Adalbert John Volck, 14 Apr 1828 - 26 Mar 1912
Sitter
Adalbert John Volck, 14 Apr 1828 - 26 Mar 1912
Date
c. 1900
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Tin relief
Dimensions
21.5cm (8 7/16")
Accurate: 21.5cm (8 7/16")
Frame: 48.3 x 46.7 x 4.1cm (19 x 18 3/8 x 1 5/8")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Bryden B. Hyde
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.72.100
Exhibition Label
During and after the Civil War, Volck continued to earn his livelihood from his dental practice in Baltimore, where he was well-known in the city’s social circles. He never lost his interest in the arts or the southern cause. Like his younger brother, Frederick, he turned to sculpting, working in woods and metals. A silver relief he made and dedicated to the "Brave Women of the South" was presented to Richmond’s Museum of the Confederacy in 1909. The National Portrait Gallery acquired this tin relief self-portrait in 1972.
Provenance
Bryden B. Hyde [1914-2002]; gift to NPG 1972
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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