Creator:Henry Jackson Ellicott
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|Henry Jackson Ellicott (1847–1901)|
|Alternative names||Harry J. Ellicott|
|Description||American sculptorGreat-grandson of Andrew Ellicott|
|Date of birth/death||22 June 1847 or 23 June 1847||11 February 1901|
|Location of birth/death||Whitehall, Anne Arundel County, Maryland||Washington, DC|
- Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog, item IAS 77001114.
- Sources report a number of different birth dates. The Smithsonian link above gives 1848. An article on Lincoln statues in a 1946 Lincoln Lore gives a birthdate of June 27, 1846, which is repeated in Donald Charles Durman's 1951 He Belongs to the Ages: The Statues of Abraham Lincoln. An article entitled "The Curious Story of Ellicott's 'Lincoln'" in a 1946 Lincoln Herald notes the different dates; it mentions the Lincoln Lore date, says the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Washington certified that he died on February 11, 1901, at the age of 53 years, 7 months, and no days, which would give a birthdate in July 1847 (unless the number of days was simply unknown, which could push back to a date in June 1847), and mentions the Baltimore Sun gave a birthdate of June 23, 1847. It thought the year was more likely 1847. An 1882 book called Biographical and Historical Accounts of the Fox, Ellicott, and Evans Families gives a date of June 22, 1847. A 1913 government book Works of Art in the United States Capitol Building gives a date of June 23, 1847, as does a number of other government publications.
- A Library of Congress information bulletin and James Goode's The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C. both state he was born in Whitehall.