Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 149

Price Realized: $ 228
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Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(PRINTS--FAMILY.) [Hohenstein, Anton.] President Lincoln and his Family. Hand-colored lithograph, 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches to sight; toned with several short tears, minor dampstaining in margins; not examined out of period gilt gesso frame. Philadelphia: Joseph Hoover, [1865]

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A charmingly inept adaptation of Alexander Gardner's photograph of Lincoln with his son Tad. This print inspired Holzer's first article on Lincoln iconography in 1974. "Almost comically malproportioned . . . Lincoln's legs are shortened and his torso enlarged, as if it had been inflated with air"--Lincoln Image, page 184.