Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
27" x 16" x 10"
Bronze Bust of a beardless Abraham Lincoln by noted German-American sculptor Max Bachmann. Fantastic dark brown patina, signed twice in the mold; minimal wear. Stamped Roman Bronze Works, NY.
The sculptor Max Bachmann (1862-1921) has a wide-ranging body of work, but his various depictions of Lincoln were probably his best known, including a statue in Minneapolis, MN. Some of his works were marketed by the Caproni Gallery of Boston. The source image for this beardless bust may have been a 1 October 1858 ambrotype by Calvin Jackson taken in Pittsfield, IL a couple of weeks before the final Lincoln-Douglas debate (Ostendorf O-10). See Leigh Henson, "Max Bachman's Lincolns," at www.findinglincolnillinois.com.