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A. Lincoln

Creator:
Louis Glüer
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Origin Date:
1865-1870
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0973
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This is an embroidery pattern depicting a head and shoulders portrait of President Abraham Lincoln by Louis Glüer, a 19th Century German designer who created hand painted designs for needlework or "wool work." The portrait is surrounded by a laurel wreath. Written below the image is " Berlin bei Louis Glüer. Königl: Hof Muster Maler u. akademischer Künstler" with the number 7240 in the upper right hand corner above the picture. It is an original Gouache on card stock. The chart imitates the canvas threads on which the design is to be stitched. Each square indicates where a stitch goes. German designer Louis Glüer made hand painted designs for Berlin woolwork including chair backs and seats, 1820-1870. This painting is part of the collection of Abraham Lincoln portraits done in countries outside of the United States. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum