Lot 656: American sculptor (1850–1931) best known for his monumental historical works, most notably the sculpture that forms the centerpiece of the Lincoln Memorial. ALS, one page, 6 x 8, October 2, 1926. Letter to John Lewis Hamell, in full: "Accept my cordial appreciation of your high estimate of my work and of the compliment you pay me in your wish to add my autograph to your collection. I am in hearty sympathy with your praise of the Lincoln Memorial. In this beautiful creation, Mr. Henry Bacon has given to the world a work of art of which every American should be proud." In fine condition, with trivial creasing and a PSA/DNA label affixed to reverse. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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