Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 135

Price Realized: $ 1,125
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Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(PRINTS--MEMORIAL.) Hartwich, F., lithographer; after G. Bartsch. Lincoln in City Point. Tinted lithograph, 20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches; light folds, moderate foxing. Berlin: Oswald Seehagen, circa 1865-70 (printed by J. Hesse)

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A German imagining of Lincoln's visit to the Union troops shortly before Lee's surrender, depicting Lincoln alongside General Grant and Secretary of War Stanton on horseback. They are shown at Union headquarters in City Point, VA, where none of the destruction visible here actually took place. "Easily the most heroic of the German-made Lincoln prints"--Boritt, Neely & Holzer, "The European Image of Abraham Lincoln," in Winterthur Portfolio 21:2/3 (Summer 1986), page 173-4, 178. None in OCLC (t ... A German imagining of Lincoln's visit to the Union troops shortly before Lee's surrender, depicting Lincoln alongside General Grant and Secretary of War Stanton on horseback. They are shown at Union headquarters in City Point, VA, where none of the destruction visible here actually took place. "Easily the most heroic of the German-made Lincoln prints"--Boritt, Neely & Holzer, "The European Image of Abraham Lincoln," in Winterthur Portfolio 21:2/3 (Summer 1986), page 173-4, 178. None in OCLC (though Library of Congress holds a copy), and none traced at auction since 1925.