ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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Abraham Lincoln.

Engraving, 1866.
Image size 25 5/8 x 18 3/4" (650 x 477 mm).
Fair condition. Foxing and staining in margins, vertical crease along left side of image. As-is.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 49868
Price: $375.00
Publisher : Published by J.C. Buttre, New York.
Lincoln's facsimile signature is in the title margin. This is a full-length interior portrait, with Lincoln standing beside a draped table. His hand rests on a document labelled "Constitutional Freedom." Lincoln's short stature in this portrait results from Buttre's substituting Lincoln's head on an earlier engraving of John Charles Fremont. This rather crass commercial practice was fairly common after Lincoln's assassination. His head sprouted on the bodies of Francis Blair, Martin Van Buren and Andrew Jackson as well. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Abraham Lincoln