Jesse (Jessie) Atwood
Jesse (Jessie) Atwood was active/lived in New Hampshire. Jesse Atwood is known for itinerant portrait painting.
Biography Jesse (Jessie) Atwood
Jessie Atwood is perhaps best known for his rendering of Abraham Lincoln, executed in Springfield, IL in 1860 (see Illinois State Journal,
26 October 1860 and 1 November 1860). Although the last known portrait
of a clean-shaven Lincoln is the excellent rendering by G. P. A.
Healy, the traveling-portraitist, Atwood - upon learning that Lincoln
had grown a beard following the November election of 1860 - would
quickly add whiskers onto his portrait of the new President. (The
Atwood portrait returned to Illinois at least once, showing in the
"Exhibition of the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln: Painted from Life" at
Young's Art Galleries, 17 North State Street, Chicago, from 10 to 16
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