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Abraham Lincoln

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This study for a portrait of Lincoln, destroyed in the Boston fire of 1872, was painted soon after Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The president's tragic death came less than a week after the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox made Union success seem assured. This study shows...

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Provenance

The artist; James R. Gregerson, Boston, by 1894; to Miss Elizabeth S. Gregerson, by 1914; to MFA, 1919, bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Gregerson.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Gregerson

1865

Dimensions

23.49 x 13.33 cm (9 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

19.9

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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