F. Schell’s Lincoln and family


F. Schell. “Lincoln Family.” Philadelphia: John Dainty, ca. 1865. Steel engraving by A.B. Walter. 13 1/4 x 9 7/8. Very good condition.

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Although not giving proper credit, this picture is inspired by Matthew Brady’s famous portrait of President Lincoln reading to Tad. Added to the print is Mary Todd Lincoln and son Robert behind the president who is reading a Bible. We can assume it is a Bible because the clasps on the back cover represent a typical housing for the times. A portrait of the son, Willie, who died in the White House is on the far wall. A lovely and touching print finely engraved by Walter.