14 - 15 February 2001
ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. SALISBURY, Frank O, artist. Oversize color print after the oil portrait of FDR by Salisbury, 1935. Printed by New York Graphic Society, no date. Collotype color print, 32 3/4 x 25¾ in., framed. INSCRIBED BY FDR in ink at lower right margin: "For Johnny and Anne with love from Franklin D. Roosevelt."
A PRINT OF THE OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PORTRAIT, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TO HIS SON, JOHN
Salisbury's large oil portrait, which depicts the President seated at his desk in the Oval Office, was commissioned from the English portraitist by the New York Geneological and Biographical Society. It proved such a successful portrait that Salisbury painted a number of copies for various institutions. The sitter himself "thought it the best portrait of himself, and presented inscribed copies of the print to family and friends" (O.L. Graham and M.R. Wander. Franklin D. Roosevelt: His Life and Times, p.334).
Provenance: John A. Roosevelt, displayed in his bedroom at Val-Kill Cottage.
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