Sunday, February 12, 2012

One painting, two portraits steeped in history…

In honor of Lincoln's birthday here is a fascinating story from the New York Times of two portraits in one painting.

lincolnmaryPhotographs from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Left, the altered portrait depicting Mrs. Lincoln; right, the restored image, an unknown woman without a Lincoln brooch.

It’s a story that, while still exposing a fake portrait, accents not only the important historic and intrinsic value of art, but the poignant connections attached to it that were ultimately triggered by the assassination of a great leader.

Read the full story here:

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