Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 119

Price Realized: $ 1,000
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(PRINTS--EMANCIPATION.) Currier & Ives. Freedom to the Slaves Proclaimed January 1st 1863 by Abraham Lincoln. Hand-colored lithograph, 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches; several repaired closed tears in margins, and one 3-inch repaired tear extending through caption area, minor toning. New York, circa 1865

Additional Details

Lincoln in the role of Great Emancipator, with the shackles of an enslaved man apparently falling off as the Lincoln's arm rises heavenward. Lincoln's face was apparently based on a 9 February 1864 Brady portrait (Ostendorf O-92). Lincoln Image, pages 102-3. with--Group of 4 other prints relating to the Emancipation Proclamation, circa 1863-1920s. Cabinet-sized photo of the Ritchie engraving of Carpenter painting [First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation]. 4 x 6 3/4 inches on original gilt-printed mount. Np, undated Lincoln Art Publishing Company. "The Proclamation of Emancipation." Photomechanical print, 23 x 17 inches, featuring the Carpenter image and facsimile text. New York: New York Engraving and Printing, circa early 20th century "Proclamation of Emancipation," showing the hand of God. Engraving from a book, 5 x 7 1/2 inches Photogravure of the painting "Lincoln and the Contrabands," 6 x 8 1/2 inches.