1. Creator/Author:
  2. E.C. Middleton (3)

Middleton Chromolithograph of Abraham Lincoln

Creator:
E.C. Middleton
Location:
Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
Origin Date:
1864-1865
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 22 in x 19 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0090
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This lithograph printed on canvas-backed paper features a head and shoulders portrait of President Abraham Lincoln wearing a black suit, vest, and bow tie and a white shirt. His body is facing the viewer's left and his head is turned toward the viewer's right. His hair is parted on the side. The background is a dark wash of greens and browns. The lithograph was intended to look like an oil portrait. Middleton advertised that it was a "chromolithograph in warranted oil colors." One of the most popular prints of Lincoln in the 19th century, this chromolithograph on canvas is based on a photograph of Lincoln taken by Anthony Berger on February 9, 1864 at Matthew Brady's Washington gallery. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum