Lincoln Leaves White House
FES Title: Lincoln leaves White House
Alternate Titles: Abraham Lincoln Leaving His Own Front Door
[1916]; Lincoln Leaving His Own Front Door [1977]
Date: 08/12/1907
Size: 36″H x 30″W
Medium: oil-on-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Gerry, Margarita Spaulding. “The Toy Shop.” Harper’s Monthly Magazine, December 1907: 5.
caption: The man was leaving his own front door

Gerry, Margarita Spaulding. The Toy Shop: A Romantic Story of Lincoln the Man. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1908: frontispiece.
caption: The man was leaving his own front door

The Times Literary Supplement, 8 March 1996: cover.
no caption

Bates, David Homer. Lincoln in the Telegraph Office. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995: cover.
no caption

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1916 WSFA; 1967 WSFS; 1977 FES
Comments: TP 03/01; NT 4×5; index; edit
Commentary: The shawl that Lincoln is wearing in this painting was given by Lincoln to the artist’s father, Col. John Schoonover, in 1862, while he was serving with the 11th New Jersey Volunteers, Army of the Potomac, in Alexandria, Virginia. It was presented by Cortlandt Schoonover, son of the artist, to the Lincoln Club of Wilmington, Delaware in 1969. Lincoln is shown carrying the shawl in #326. (archives)
For commentary, see #310, and #326.
Provenance: Artist; Helen L. Card, Latendorf Bookshop, New York (as of June 19, 1961); Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Wilmington, Delaware