Lincoln's Portrait Restored

February 21 2022

Image of Lincoln's Portrait Restored

Picture: The Washington Post

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Washington Post have published a short article on a recently restored portrait of President Abraham Lincoln owned by the Hartley Dodge Foundation, New Jersey. The painting, completed by W.F.K. Travers in 1864 or 1865, had once been debated in Congress regarding its purchase for the Capitol. After this plan failed to materialise, the work was purchased by Rockefeller and later fell into several private collections until it was largely forgotten. Its current owners have only recently had the portrait restored and commissioned research to re-establish its provenance.

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