February 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST Cincinnati
Ends February 25, 2019


Lot of Two Tinted Lincoln Portraits

Pair of framed, tinted portraits of Abraham Lincoln after Alexander Gardner photographs. The first is an enlargement of sitting O-77, originally captured November 8, 1863, 15.25 x 17.75 in. The second shows the famous "inkwell portrait," catalogued by Ostendorf as O-50-A, taken by Gardner at Mathew Brady's gallery on Pennsylvania Avenue in February of 1861. In this image, the president's right hand appears slightly larger than his left and clenches in a fist in his lap. Ostendorf notes: "During his journey to Washington, Lincoln shook thousands of hands. Throughout the sitting he kept his swollen right hand closed or out of sight" (Ostendorf, 80). Approx. 16.5 x 22 in.

Provenance:From the William Townsend Collection, Helm Place, Lexington, KY


Items not unframed for inspection.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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