Abraham Lincoln - Item #204
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
31 Inches High x 23 Inches Wide
Max Bachmann (1862-1921) created two busts of Lincoln with the only difference being the presence of a beard on one of them. P.P. Caproni and Brother distributed copies of both busts widely around the turn of the 20th century. Public monuments combined the Bachmann busts on a body modeled after the Standing Lincoln sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (such as the one in Minneapolis, MN). P.P. Caproni and Brother offered copies of these statues as well (see page 40 of our 1911 catalog, found under History).
Bachmann was born in Germany and studied at the Royal Academy of Berlin, but was living and working in New York City by 1899 where he would remain for the rest of his life. He sculpted portraits, including those of Native Americans, and allegorical figures. Starting in 1896, he contributed political cartoon sculptures to Leslie's Weekly Illustrated. In 1899 Bachmann received a commission from Joseph Pulitzer to create allegorical figures of the seven continents for the Pulitzer building (later called the New York World Building) which was demolished in 1955.
Artist: Max Bachmann
Time Period: Modern- 19th century-20th century
1911 Catalog ID # - 5395
Henson, D. Leigh. "Max Bachman's Lincolns." 2010, rev. 2012. Finding Lincoln Illinois, http://findinglincolnillinois.com/abestatueplan/bachmanslincolns12-12.pdf. (Accepted for publication in Illinois Heritage.)
"Max Bachmann." askART. http://www.askart.com/artist/Max_Bachmann/55545/Max_Bachmann.aspx.