“None of the artists or pictures have caught the deep, though subtle and indirect expression of this man’s [Lincoln’s] face,” he wrote. “They have only caught the surface. There is something else there. One of the great portrait painters of two or three centuries ago is needed.”
(Will Dudding, “When Walt Whitman Reported for The New York Times,” NYTimes, 10-24-18)
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