Remarkable General and 34th U.S. President DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER scarce GENUINE SELF PORTRAIT by the retired President and cut AUTOGRAPH with beautiful FULL SIGNATURE.
Sale includes accompanying original COA from the highly respected JSA (James Spence Authentication).
Presidents from as early as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson have been doodling their way through history, with each piece of art offering a unique glimpse at the unguarded President, and with each drawn detail, skyrocketing in value.
DWIGHT EISENHOWER was a prolific artist but rarely gave away his drawings and to this date very few pieces drawn by the President have ever come up for auction. Eisenhower's self portraits were among his favorite drawings and exist in a few unique private collections.
Eisenhower's unsigned self-portrait was obtained DIRECTLY from the estate of globetrotting Danish chef, ELNA GADE (1906-1978) who removed it from a note pad after a LUNCHEON WITH THE PRESIDENT. Gade was a private chef for Hollywood superstar entertainer Bebe Daniels (1901-1971), actor/20th Century Fox executive Ben Lyon (1901-1979), producer Jack Cummings (1905-1989) and millionaire John D. Rockefeller III (1906-1978). Behind the mat, Mrs. Gade attached several clippings to the portrait that reference the luncheon.
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE.
Some foxing and residue to the sketch consistent with age and previous storage. Autograph and inscription are slightly faded as shown.
NOTE: SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally float-mounted documents which are easily removable and reversible. This acid-free museum-grade mounting tissue releases safely and easily with simply a dab of water.
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Own a remarkable, original piece of American history! The perfect gift for the Presidential collector, military devotee, autograph enthusiast, or History buff. A must have addition to the Executive Office, den, or "Man Cave".
DWIGHT EISENHOWER * JSA COA * President Self Portrait Sketch * AUTOGRAPH Signed
Professionally framed and matted in the SIGNATURIST-INK Gallery style to handsome, 11x14 faux wood frame, and featuring elegant PH-neutral mat with striking "Stars & Stripes" blue, and museum-style descriptive plaque together under conservation-grade 98% UV-blocking clear polystyrene pane.