Abraham Lincoln.

Engraving, undated. 1859-.c.1864
Image size 25 1/2 x 18 3/4" (65 x 47.7 cm).
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 31119
Price: $750.00
Publisher : Published by J. C. Buttre, No. 48 Franklin St., N.Y.
This handsome portrait of Lincoln began life in 1859 as a portrait of John C. Fremont, the first Republican presidential candidate. The publisher than altered the plate, burnishing out Fremont's head, changing it to a beardless Abraham Lincoln. He again altered it (c.1864) by adding his well-known beard. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Abraham Lincoln