Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 139

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(PRINTS--MEMORIAL.) Nahl, C.; lithographer. To Abraham Lincoln, the Best Beloved of the Nation, in Memoriam. Lithograph, 24 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches, on thin paper laid down on original heavier mount with printed title as issued; mount remnants on verso, minor dampstaining in margins. San Francisco, CA: Puck, circa 1865 (printed by L. Nagel)

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A dramatic and unusual Californian response to Lincoln's passing. Grieving over Lincoln's tomb are a helmeted Minerva (Roman goddess of war) and a freedman, overlooking the desolation of war, the slain beast of the Confederacy, and shackles broken by the "Emancipation Act." A ghostly angel floats above it all. See Holzer and Gabbard, "Lincoln and Freedom: Slavery, Emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment," pages 242-4 (illustrating this copy). We trace 4 institutional copies and no other examples at auction.