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George Peter Alexander Healy: Abraham Lincoln  wikidata:Q10322725 
artist QS:P170,Q64633
George Peter Alexander Healy: Abraham Lincoln
Object type painting
Genre portrait
Depicted people Abraham Lincoln
Date 1869
date QS:P571,+1869-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 187.3 cm (73.7 ″); Width: 141.3 cm (55.6 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,187.3U174728;P2049,141.3U174728
institution QS:P195,Q35525
Current location
State Dining Room

Source of Scholar's Notes: Kloss, William, et al. Art in the White House: A Nation's Pride. Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2008:

"[The artist paints the president in a] listening, absorbed pose. ". . . [T]he figure is pulled forward from the murky olive-gray background by the sculptural modeling, the concentration of light upon hands and face, the lack of competing accessories. . . . Healy molds [the chair] to the President's body and turns the gilt wood and red brocade into a perfect foil for the strongly projected figure. . . . "The portrait was painted in Paris and sent to Washington in response to an act of Congress (March 3, 1869) authorizing a Lincoln portrait for the White House."
Source/Photographer White House Historical Association:
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