Lot 9018: Jacqueline Kennedy 1959 Autograph Letter Signed
18th May 2017
Handwritten letter, unsigned, one page both sides, 6.25 x 9.25, 3307 N Street, N. W., Washington, D.C. letterhead, July 20, 1959. Letter to Franz Bueb, in full: "I am truly heartbroken to be missing your exhibition—I adore the card & will frame it—Jack will be there next weekend—Please get him to the Art Association by force if you have to—He promised he'd go—but I'm so afraid he'll be on the golf course all the time. I wish I could ask you to save one for me—but I would so love to pick it out myself—still if there is one that you know I would love—that you love—(I loved the one of the window & you like that)—but not polo ponies. Some enchanting girl or sea scene—please make Jack get it—Maybe he'll see one he loves—I hope so—I told my mother she had to get one. Do keep in touch with us—maybe when I get back from Europe you can come over here—Much love." In very good to fine condition, with several intersecting folds and overall light creasing. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Kennedy's hand. Bueb was a German-born artist who taught painting to Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1950's and 1960's. Bueb painted many portraits of the future first lady, as well as various landscapes around Chatsworth, England, the former home of John F. Kennedy’s late sister Kathleen. A fascinating letter that offers a glimpse into the hobbies of the pre-White House Kennedys.
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