KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD, AND JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY.
Lot 309
KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD, AND JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY.
Sold for US$ 9,375 inc. premium

Fine Books and Manuscripts

9 Mar 2017, 13:30 EST

New York

Lot Details
KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD, AND JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY.
A rare double-signed and inscribed White House Christmas Gift for 1963, a photoreproduction of "Mill's Colossal Equestrian Statue of General Andrew Jackson," the hand-colored lithograph given as a Christmas present to staff and close family and friends in December 1963, matted and framed, 11 x 12 1/4 inches; with an engraved card embossed with Presidential Seal inscribed from "The President and Mrs. Kennedy."
Provenance: Mary Barelli Gallagher.

A RARE 1963 DOUBLE-SIGNED WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS PRESENT, possibly one of the last gift signings by JFK. The print is double-signed in ink on the matt: "For Mary--with greatest appreciation and affection Jackie John Kennedy Christmas 1963." One of only 200 copies sent from The White House by Lyndon Baines Johnson on behalf of Mrs. Kennedy at Christmas time 1963, after her departure from the White House. Mrs. Gallagher recalls on her affidavit authenticating the picture, "It had been prepared during the summer of 1963 when I was with Mrs. Kennedy at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, handling her secretarial duties. Mrs. Kennedy chose her favorite frame for this etching [sic], Antique Gold." It may have been one of the last things the President signed before his assassination in Dallas that November. The original historical print of "Mill's Colossal Equestrian Statue" was originally lithographed by Thomas Sinclair of Philadelphia for Casimir Bohn, Washington, D. C., c.1853.
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