Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 122

Price Realized: $ 1,250
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Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(PRINTS--EMANCIPATION.) Ritchie, Alexander H., engraver. The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the Cabinet. Hand-colored lithograph, 22 3/4 x 32 3/4 inches to sight; 4 small repairs noted in image area, not examined out of frame. [New York, 1866]

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From a fifteen-foot painting by Francis B. Carpenter done over six months at the White House in 1864, based on interviews with Lincoln and sittings with the cabinet members. The original painting now hangs in the United States Capitol. Depicted are Edwin M. Stanton, Salmon P. Chase, President Lincoln, Gideon Welles, Caleb B. Smith, William H. Seward, Montgomery Blair, and Edward Bates. It was one of the best-selling prints of the century. See Francis Bicknell Carpenter, Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln, 1866; and Lincoln Image, pages 110-126. Provenance: Old Print Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection.