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  • "Among the finest American portrait prints of the nineteenth century": Rare E.C. Middleton oleographic portrait of Abraham Lincoln

    LINCOLN, Abraham.

    Abraham Lincoln Portrait.

    Cincinnati : E.C. Middleton 1864.

    Rare oloegraphic portrait of Abraham Lincoln by E.C. Middleton. With Middleton’s Warranted Oil Colors imprint to the verso of the frame dated 1864. Between 1861 and 1873, E.C. Middleton of Cincinnati published a series oval oleographic portraits intended to have the appearance of oil paintings including thirteen “Portraits of American Statesmen and Heroes.” Middleton invented the method of oleography which used the process of chromolithographic printing with oil based inks mounted on canvas. The portraits were exclusively sold in frames directly through agents by subscription. In fine condition. Framed. The portrait measures 17 inches by 14 inches. The entire piece measures 22 inches by 19 inches. Rare and desirable.

    Price: $1,750.00

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