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The Lincoln Family by Francis Bicknell Carpenter, 1865

The Lincoln Family by Francis Bicknell Carpenter, 1865

Artist
Francis Bicknell Carpenter
Date of Work
1865
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Type
Painting
Credit
Collection of the New York Historical Society

The Lincoln Family by Francis Bicknell Carpenter, 1865

The Lincoln Family, oil on canvas, 1865, by Francis Bicknell Carpenter, was widely published as an engraving and hung in many an American parlor through the balance of the nineteenth century. If it was posed, the sittings probably took place in the Soldiers Home. From left to right, Mrs. Lincoln, Willie (whom Carpenter added, for Willie died in 1862), Bob, Tad, and the president.

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