Lot 29: Abraham Lincoln Portrait
9th January 2019
Very attractive 7.25 x 10.5 silver gelatin print of President Abraham Lincoln reproduced by Moses P. Rice from an original wet plate negative by Alexander Gardner, an acclaimed Civil War photographer and one-time protege of Mathew Brady. The bust-length portrait, taken by Gardner in mid-November 1864, depicts the sitting president in spectacular detail, and is affixed to a beige 7.75 x 11.75 sheet with pencil caption to lower border: "Print from original negative made by Moses P. Rice, Washington D.C. 1864, copyright, Rice, Montreal." In very good to fine condition, with silvering to the dark areas of the image, and chipping to the fragile mount. Accompanied by a photographed copy of the provenance information from the Montreal-based Rice Studio and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
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