Abraham Lincoln Bust by Leo Cherne, Signed and Dated 1955 For Sale
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Abraham Lincoln Bust by Leo Cherne, Signed and Dated 1955

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A handsome bust depicting Abraham Lincoln; cast in dark patinated plaster and mounted on a square black wood base. The collar of the bust is signed and dated: "1955 Leo Cherne" Leo Cherne (1912-1999) was an American economist and attorney, and a co-anchor of ABC-TV’s All-Star News from 1952-1953. He was also a gifted sculptor with many notable works exhibited in prominent museums and institutions. His work of Albert Schweitzer was once displayed in the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C and his portrait sculpture of John F. Kennedy is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. In 1955 Cherne created the bust of President Abraham Lincoln based on an 1865 photograph. The photograph of Lincoln was taken hours after the White House learned of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender and only four days before Lincoln was assassinated. The original sculpture of the Abraham Lincoln bust was once located in the Cabinet Room of the White House and has been in the White House since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Details

  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Period
    1950-1959
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Condition: good condition. Note two small nicks on the wood base.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 15.25 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 5.25 in.H 38.74 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 13.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • Seller Reference Number
    BR020
  • Reference Number
    LU90978345463
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