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.
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