While Confederate monuments are debased, torn down and hidden away you can own your own piece of southern heritage! Offered here is a stunning, life size (about 23 inch high) solid white marble bust of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. This is not cheap fiberglass or mass-produced plaster or cast marble dust, it is individually hand carved and polished solid white marble executed by a master artist. This stunning likeness of Jefferson Davis is based primarily on the famous 1862 inauguration bust done from life by artist Fredrick Volck. The Volck bust used as a primary model for this work is currently on display at the Confederate White House in Richmond, Virginia.
Davis was the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. He was a graduate from the U.Military Academy, distinguished during the Mexican American War, a U. Senator from Mississippi and much admired and accomplished Secretary of War under President Franklyn Pierce.
So loved were he and his wife Varina that it is said at the conclusion of his speech on the floor of the U. Senate resigning his seat at the 1861 succession of his home state of Mississippi sobbing could be heard throughout the Senate chambers. One month later, in February 1861, the Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Alabama selected Davis to become the provisional President of the Confederacy. He was inaugurated for a six-year term as President on February 22 of the following year and served until the surrender of the Confederacy and his capture by Northern troops in 1865.
Daviss position on slavery was far more nuanced than commonly taught. While like many of his generation, he supported slavery he also advocated the humane treatment of all people and gradual emancipation. Words are cheap, but Jefferson Davis established a model slave community at his plantation just south of Vicksburg, with the enslaved population receiving far better food and housing than elsewhere in the state and an extraordinary degree of autonomy. Other planters mocked Jefferson and his brother Joe Daviss free Negros, but the Davis family was held in high regard by the black community. According to Eric Foners in his book Reconstruction , after the War a group of Mississippi freemen pressed for Daviss release from prison and even provided financial support to him and his family left destitute after the war and his long imprisonment saying, some of us well know of the many kindnesses he shown to his slaves on his plantation.Through imprisoned for nearly three years, Davis was ultimately never tried for treason. He died in New Orleans, Louisiana in his 80th year on December 6, 1889. Shortly before his death the former President of the Confederate States of America beseeched the young men of Mississippi to lay aside all rancor, all bitter sectional feeling, and to make your places in the ranks of those who will bring about a consummation devoutly to be wisheda reunited country. This bust is hand carved natural white marble and is an extraordinary life size likeness of Davis. Having done all the research and paid the artist to produce a model, I will produce a maximum of ten hand carved solid marble busts before I take possession of the model and no further copies will be made. I accept major credit cards and certified bank funds. These are quite heavy (about 80 pounds). This is an amazing piece of American and southern history and a family heirloom. I have searched for many years for a quality likeness of Davis and when I could not find one, I undertook the research to reconstruct his likeness myself.
The item "Life Size Hand Carved Marble Bust of CSA President Jefferson Davis" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items".The seller is "shiloh_manor" and is located in Purcellville, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.