James Shields (Volk)

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James Shields
Flickr - USCapitol - James Shields Statue.jpg
ArtistLeonard Volk
MediumBronze sculpture
SubjectJames Shields

James Shields is an 1893 bronze sculpture of James Shields by Leonard Volk, installed in the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C., as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection. It is one of two statues donated by the state of Illinois.[1] The sculpture was unveiled by Senator Shelby Moore Cullom of Illinois on December 6, 1893.[2]

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  1. ^ Architect of the Capitol Under the Direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, Compilation of Works of Art and Other Objects in the United States Capitol, United States Government Printing Office, Washington 1965 p. 212
  2. ^ Murdock, Myrtle Chaney, National Statuary Hall in the Nation’s Capitol, Monumental Press, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1955 pp. 30-31

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