22 September 2015
John Philip Falter (1910-1982)
signed 'John Falter' (lower left)
oil on canvas
32 1/8 x 47 7/8 in. (81.5 x 121.6 cm.)
Painted in 1976.
Art Weaver, Nebraska, acquired from the above.
Private collection, Omaha, Nebraska, acquired from the above, circa late 1980s.
Private collection, Omaha, Nebraska, by descent.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
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C. Sandberg, "Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years," Reader's Digest, Great Biographies, Pleasantville, New York, 1987, illustrated.
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