4 NOVEMBER 1865, Page 20


We have received from Messrs. L. Prang and Co, Boston, Massachu- setts, a very fine engraving of the late President Abraham Lincoln, "copied by permission from the original picture by Matthew Wilson, now in the possession of the Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary to the Navy." It gives the expression contained in the best photographs, and we think something more also. There is the broad and lofty forehead, the lucid, patient, melancholy eye, the enormous ear, and kindly careworn face narrowing down towards the chin, which we all know so well. But the power of calm judgment in the face is greater than in any of the photographs, and its greater scale necessarily makes it a much finer work of art.