Artifacts

Creator

Gary Kutscher

Files

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Creator Role

painter

Description

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.

Description Source

Kutscher Fine Art. http://www.kutscherfineart.com/September_22__1862.html (accessed July 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

18 X 12 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

giclée print

Inscription

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

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

giclee print

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

7002

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

September 22, 1862-The Will of God Prevails

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