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Sold to a private collector at the 2005 Winter Antiques Show. N.C. Wyeth American (1882–1945). He Saved the Union. Lincoln Delivers his Second Inaugural Address as President of the United States, March 4, 1865
1923. Signed lower left: N.C. Wyeth. Oil on canvas, 34 x 24 in. Courtesy of Adelson Galleries.
This painting, which has been in a private collection until recently, was created as an illustration for America: A History of Our Country, a textbook by William J. Long, published by Ginn and Company. Lincoln is surrounded by his Cabinet, including Gideon Wells, Secretary of the Navy, who stands to the left of Lincoln, and is easily identifiable by his white beard. The painting was part of One Nation: Patriots and Pirates Portrayed by N. C. Wyeth and James Wyeth, the exhibition that traveled from the Farnsworth Art Museum (Rockland, Maine) to Russell Rotunda, Washington, D.C. and several other venues between August 2000 and January 2002. The painting is also included in three books: N. C. Wyeth: The Collected Paintings, Illustrations, and Murals; America: A History of Our Country; and N. C. Wyeth Catalogue Raisonné.

Selling Price: In the mid-six figures

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