A Fresh To The Market,hand Painted, Oil On Canvas Portrait,abraham Lincoln
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A Fresh To The Market,hand Painted, Oil On Canvas Portrait,abraham Lincoln :
A Recently Discovered, RARE ,and Important , Hand Painted Portrait Of Abraham Lincoln , Oil On Canvas, On it's Original Stretcher ,and in it's Original Frame !!! This was taken off the Wall ,where it had Hung for about 80 Years, and it was in the Same Family ,Virtually since it was Painted. The Woman that had owned it ,was entering a Rest Home ,and had to give up most of Her Belongings. This Portrait was one. I'm guaranteeing that it is of Period Portrait of Abraham Lincoln ,and has never before been offered for Sale. It needs a Cleaning ,and the Frame could use a new Finish. It is not known if it is Signed or Not, it has darkened a lot over the Years. it has a Gettysburg, Pa. origin. Written on the Canvas Flap is " Nov. 1863, Wills House" . I'm very familiar with the " Wills House" it still Stands on the South East Corner of the Square in Gettysburg ,and was where President Lincoln stayed while he composed the " Gettysburg Address".on November 19th ,1863. I have seen Painting Conservators Hand Clean these Old Paintings, with great Success ,and it takes time ,but it is well worth it. I see no Inpainting or Restorations on this Example. The Frame measures 26 x 30 1/4" ,and the Sight area is 19 1/2" x 23 1/2". I'm selling ti with ,and only one Penny to start. I can't place an estimated Shop or Show value on it, not many are known ,but I would say a few rand ,at least !!1 Insured shipping in the US only is 38.85. Payment is due in 3 Days.