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    Sale 2486 | Lot 99
    Price Realized: $1,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 99

      (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?]

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,500