Signed Etching of Abraham Lincoln

A superb etching of Abraham Lincoln, moody and introspective. We've all seen many likenesses of Lincoln, Mathew Brady's photographs, and every penny in our pockets. In fact, his face is one of the most well known in the Western World, so it must be a challenge for an artist to create a portrait of him that says something new. This little unassuming etching does just that. The details of Lincoln's face emerge from a body that is merely indicated with a few lines. A benevolent countenance lost in thought, you almost don't want to intrude by looking too carefully. This is a wonderful likeness, a really fine and engaging piece.

CONDITION is great, with extremely minor toning around the mat. The frame is an old oak frame with normal wear, quite appropriate for the subject, don't you think? Initialed in the plate, and pencil signed by the artist Theodore Rogers below the image. Measures 13" x 16" overall, with the sight size of the image inside the double mat measuring 5 1/2" x 7 5/8".

A fine portrait of a wonderful face to keep present in your life. Enjoy!

Item ID: RL-855

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