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    Sale 2486 | Lot 46
    Price Realized: $4,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 46

      (PAINTINGS.) Harper, F.R. Portrait of Lincoln delivering his first inaugural address. Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 17 inches, signed at lower right, in original gilt frame; minor craquelure, 4 skillful early repairs to punctures; tag issued to a previous owner by the Smithsonian Inventory of American Paintings (#9E340003). Np, circa early 20th century

      Estimate $500 - 750

      Frank Robert Harper (1876-1948) shows Lincoln standing at the United States Capitol in front of a crowd of dignitaries which apparently includes his predecessor James Buchanan--and also his rival Stephen Douglas, who is rumored to have said afterward "If I can't be the President, at least I can hold his hat.'

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $4,000