St. Gauden's Lincoln by Otto J. Schneider

St. Gaudens Lincoln by Otto J. Schneider

St. Gauden's Lincoln

Otto J. Schneider

Title

St. Gauden's Lincoln

 
Artist
Year
1927  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
11 5/8 x 6 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
350 
Annotations
blocks stamp of the Chicago Society of Etchers in lower left margin 
Reference
Chicago Society of Etchers, 18th Publication Presentation Gift Print. 
Paper
ivory laid with Dacion watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
Chicago Society of Etchers; 18th Publication Presentation 
Inventory ID
17956 
Price
$175.00 
Description

"St. Gauden's Lincoln" is an etching by Schneider and was the 18th Presentation Gift Print for the Chicago Society of Etchers and printed in an edition of 350.

The subject "Abraham Lincoln: The Man" (also called Standing Lincoln) is a larger-than-life size (12-foot) bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. The original statue is in Lincoln Park in Chicago, and several replicas have been installed in other places around the world. Completed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1887, it has been described as the most important sculpture of Lincoln from the 19th century.

At the time, the New York Evening Post called it "the most important achievement American sculpture has yet produced." Abraham Lincoln II, Lincoln's only grandson, was present, among a crowd of 10,000, at the unveiling. The artist later created the Seated Lincoln sculpture in Chicago's Grant Park.