Abraham Lincoln Portrait, Illinois Watch Company 1914
This Abraham Lincoln portrait was produced by the Illinois Watch Company of Springfield, Illinois. It advertises the company's Lincoln watch.
This is a scarce item!
There is a signature in the upper right front corner that is difficult to read but is probably "R. Bohume". The only other of these portraits I have seen had that signature on the back.
I believe this is a chromo-lithograph on canvas painted over with oil paint to simulate an oil painting. It is framed in a lovely walnut frame.
In a circle in the lower right hand corner it says: "Illinois Watch Company, The Lincoln Watch".
CONDITION: Glaze crackle, stretcher marks, a few very small chips in the paint. On Lincoln's forehead a spot of missing color (see photo) smaller than an M & M. It would probably benefit from cleaning.
DATE: c. 1914
MEASUREMENTS: about 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 overall.
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