(American, b. 1940)
Drypoint, roulette, and mezzotint
Platemark: 83 x 55.4 cm (32 11/16 x 21 13/16 in.); Sheet: 92.4 x 60.5 cm (36 3/8 x 23 13/16 in.)
Bequest of Frances P. Taft, Trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1973-2017 2017.206
Edition: Edition: 5/100
Ralph Woehrman’s drypoint, roulette, and mezzotint Abe Lincoln is based on a photograph of Lincoln made just before his death. The deliberate scratching of the plate alerts the viewer to the photograph of the aged president, but also unsettles expectations of portraiture, suggesting that the image is more than a likeness; perhaps it is also a suggestion of sadness or a sinister reminder of the president’s death.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.