Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 99

Price Realized: $ 1,500
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Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(PRINTS--PRESIDENTIAL.) Berg & Porsch; [after Gardner.] Untitled German portrait of Lincoln. Chromolithograph, 17 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches to sight; linen-backed, framed without glass, a bit of light cracking in image area. Berlin, [1861?]

Additional Details

An early European depiction of Lincoln. Alexander Gardner's 24 February 1861 photograph (Ostendorf O-51) was the source image, a favorite of German and French printmakers. The resulting print, though, looks unmistakably and eerily European. We trace no other copies at auction. Boritt, Neely & Holzer, "The European Image of Abraham Lincoln," in Winterthur Portfolio 21:2/3 (Summer 1986), page 171.