Michael Anderson

Edward Coles Bas Relief, Valley View Cemetery

  • Oil on canvas
  • 20 x 16 in
  • Michael Anderson

A Leon Hermant sculpted bronze bas-relief portrait of Edward Coles, the second Governor of Illinois, 1822-1826, is featured on the 1928 art deco limestone memorial in Valley View Cemetery. Edward Coles, an abolitionist, won the 1822 gubernatorial election as the candidate of the anti-slavery forces. He helped defeat the call for a constitutional convention to consider the legalization of slavery in Illinois.

Leon Hermant(1866-1936) was born in France, educated in Europe and came to America in 1904 to work on the French Pavilion at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis.

  • Framed: 21 x 17 in
  • Subject Matter: Architecture
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