Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Lincoln Family. Oil on canvas 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 because Willie died in 1862), Bob, Tad, and President Lincoln.

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