Collector's 1907 SUPERB gravure antique art print of President Abraham Lincoln & Biography. Official portrait of President Lincoln as it hangs in the White House today, and historical text of President's life and administration.
Copyright, 1907, Bureau of National Literature and Art & Gravure Company of America. Print originates from White House Gallery of Official Portraits of Presidents folio book. Copyright on bottom left of print.
Each print in series was painted by order of Congress, artist being selected for their skill and reputation. Original painting by Sargent.
Impressive black sepia illustration that is ready to mat and frame. Photo does not fully capture exact sepia hues and exquisite print detail, text page ivory hue; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Life of each President prepared by leading American, who had special knowledge of certain period in history, giving a beautiful word picture of Presidents personality.
Text by Colonel A.K. McClure - Editor of Philadelphia Times. Facsimile signature beneath portrait. Biography begins with elaborate black & white illustrated letter.
Gravure printing, special process rarely done today due to high cost of printing process. Image is etched on surface of metal plate, filled with ink, plate rotated on cylinder that transfers image to the paper or other material.
High quality stand-alone print-cardboard stock, biography thinner paper. Measures 16" x 20" with border. Image 8" x 12". Print-text border not shown in full.
Art print fine condition/bright/clean-minimal wear-1 small thin scratch on jacket-2 pin size dots. Print border/back-some light yellowing-corner bumping. Text page fine/bright/clean-one faint small spot bottom right border.
Do not pass up this rare collector's gem; a must have for your antique art and history collection. Will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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