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According to Kutscher, the painting depicts a snapshot of Abraham Lincoln's cluttered desk prior to the 22 September 1862 meeting regarding the Emancipation Proclamation. On the desk, several papers and books are shown strewn across the desk. Lincoln's top hat is also pictured, which is full of documents. The focal point of the image is the handwritten Emancipation manuscript that sits atop a copy of the United States Constitution. A pair of bifocals and a slip of paper rests on these papers. The artist's signature appears just below the artwork.
Kutscher Fine Art. http://www.kutscherfineart.com/September_22__1862.html (accessed July 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
18 X 12 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
recto, in artwork: the will of God prevails / shall then, thenceforward and forever, be free recto, below artwork: "SEPTEMBER 22, 1862-THE WILL OF GOD PREVAILS" / BY GARY KUTSCHER / [artist signature] / BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: / A PROCLAMATION
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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