Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Title
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Date 
1861
Medium 
Gilded plaster, wood, and glass
Dimensions 
Overall (plaster): 7 x 5 3/8 in. (17.8 x 13.7 cm) Frame: 11 3/4 x 10 x 1 3/4 in. (29.8 x 25.4 x 4.4 cm)
Description 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number 
1936.616
Marks 
inscribed: below shoulder: "Patented/S.....s 1861" paper label: on back in pen: "Medallion Portrait of President Lincoln presented to the/Metropolitan Fair by/S. Ellis Sculptor/594 Broadway"
Gallery Label 
This portrait was made in the first year of Lincoln's presidency, and was the original used for the Lincoln-Indian Peace Medal. It was presented by the sculptor to the Metropolitan Fair held in 1864 at the 14th Street Armory in New York for the benefit of the sick and wounded men of the Union Army.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group