Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910

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Notes:The sculpture may be viewed as an expression of Ward's own abolitionist sentiments. The idealized subject, poised between bondage and freedom, was understood by contemporary viewers to be an eloquent symbol of a tragic past and hopeful future.
Artist:Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910
Building:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding
Country:United States

Scripture:Galatians 3:23-29
Lectionary links:CProp07
General Subject:Slavery

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Attribution:Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. Freedman, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 5, 2021]. Original source:,_plaster_sculpture_by_John_Quincy_Adams_Ward,.JPG.
Record Number:56961 Last Updated: 2020-09-26 15:11:08 Record Created: 2019-05-23 17:51:50
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition