Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Description
William Pate & Co. of New York published this portrait of Lincoln in 1869. The engraver, Henry Gugler, is best known for his bank-note work. Although the copyright notice below the print indicates the source as an original painting by J. H. Littlefield, who was once a clerk in Lincoln's law office, the image was based on a photograph made in the Mathew Brady studio in 1864. Perhaps Littlefield made a painting after the photograph that Gugler then engraved. The Brady studio photograph of Lincoln also served as the model for the engraving that appeared on the five-dollar bill and for other portrait prints.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Engraving
Date made
1869
engraver
Gugler, Henry
original artist
Littlefield, J. H.
artist attribution
Brady, Mathew B.
publisher
William Pate & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 75.5 cm x 59 cm; 29 3/4 in x 23 1/4 in
ID Number
GA*03352
catalog number
03352
accession number
23155
subject
Art
Communications
Politics
Abraham Lincoln
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Abraham Lincoln
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Holzer, Harold; Boritt, Gabor S., and Neely, Mark E., Jr.. The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print

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