Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 140

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(PRINTS--MEMORIAL.) Schultz, C., lithographer. Fraternité Universelle. Tinted lithograph, 18 3/4 x 23 inches; 3 vertical folds, short closed tears on top edge, tape reinforcement at edges on verso. Paris: Lemercier & Cie, circa 1865-70 (printed be Milbeck)

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At the center of the scene is Lincoln clasping hands with Washington and a freedman, with Socrates and Gutenberg behind them. "The most extraordinary of the French prints is one that emphasizes not Lincoln's proximity to savagery, but his contributions to civilization. . . . In America, printmakers rarely thought in terms of an international pantheon"--Boritt, Neely & Holzer, "The European Image of Abraham Lincoln," Winterthur Portfolio 21:2/3 (Summer 1986), pages 166-168. Offered here is a proof printing; the Library of Congress example is printed chine-collé or with a second tintstone and has extensive caption information not seen here. 2 copies in OCLC, and none others traced at auction.