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Saturday, December 17, 2011

VAN WOLF SCULPTURE OF LINCOLN IN MEDITATION IN BURBANK LIBRARY

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY    2011

In 1962, San Fernando Valley sculptor Henry Van Wolf completed the long admired bust of President Abraham Lincoln in Meditation. I haven't had the opportunity to read its dedication plaque but have the strong suspicion that it was a donation of the long established Pomeroy family in that community (A Pomeroy married into the Burbank family about the same time the town was founded).


Pomeroy family members with the Henry Van Wolf bust of Abraham Lincoln on September 19th, 1975. Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joseph Van Wolf November 2011.  (click on image to enlarge) Refer to Museum photo 1011-129-4089

Inscription on back of photo reads:
"Central Library Burbank Sept. 19, 1975.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pomeroy, Helen Pomeroy Sullivan (Mrs. Davis) Frances Muir Pomeroy, girl Margaret Pomeroy, Mrs. Charles Pomeroy, son Vance, Mr. and Mrs. (Doris) H. Greenam, Charles Pomeroy and May Fox Pomeroy."

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

Some pretty designs alright. Doing the painting yourselves is more fun but a good place for ideas for more design is this site of wahooart.com, that I use to help with my wall decorations.
You can browse for a painting like this The tree, by 20th century Czech artist, Frantisek Kupka, for example, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LHUQV , that can be ordered on line and delivered to you.