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    Abraham Lincoln: Life-size Portrait by Penrhyn Stanlaws. 25" x 30" oil on canvas, framed to an overall size of 32.5" x 37.5" It is a half-length portrait of Lincoln, seemingly modeled on the February 9, 1864 photograph by Mathew Brady, clutching a green cloak. It is signed in the lower left corner. It also includes a nine-line hand-written description on the back of the canvas, signed a second time by the artist, dated 1950, giving details on how he painted the subject. He used Volk's life mask of 1860, physical descriptions including that given by Lincoln himself, one hundred-twenty photographs of Lincoln and one description "given me personally by an usher in Ford's Theatre on that fateful night." A light cleaning would probably enhance it greatly. We include a copy of Look Magazine from February 13, 1951 that features this painting in one of the articles titled "What Did Lincoln Really Look Like?" Apparently, Stanlaws created the portrait in conjunction with the article.

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    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
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