Lot 87: Signed book: The White House. Washington, DC: The White House Historical Association, 1962. Softcover, 6.75 x 10, 129 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in blue ballpoint to the wife of the famed American artist, "To Mrs. Howard Chandler Christy, with best wishes, Jacqueline Kennedy." In fine condition, with light creases and edgewear to covers, and a pencil notation to one corner of the front cover. Though he is best known for his illustrations of the flapper 'Christy Girl,' Howard Chandler Christy also designed numerous patriotic wartime posters and painted beautiful portraits of America's leading figures. One such portrait was that of First Lady Grace Coolidge, featured in this book and widely known to be one of Jacqueline Kennedy's favorite paintings in the White House collection.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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