COLOR COLLOTYPE PRINT OF THE SITTING PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT AFTER THE PAINTING BY ELIZABETH SHOUMATOFF

By: (Roosevelt, Franklin Delano). Shoumatoff, Elizabeth

Price: $175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good


(1943).. (1943).. Very good. - sc A superb 10-1/2 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide color portrait of FDR on 15-1/2 inch high by 12 inch wide heavy stock. The print, a color collotype by A. Jaffe" is entitled "Franklin D. Roosevelt / painted by Elizabeth Shoumatoff in April 1943". The superb image depicts a dignified white haired FDR from the chest up, attired in suit & tie over white shirt with a dark cape draped over his shoulders. There is some light foxing and discoloration to the ample borders and tape remnants on the verso. Very good.

A rare portrait of the President.

Elizabeth Shoumatoff was the painter of "the unfinished portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt". A friend of Lucy Rutherford's, Elizabeth Shoumatoff, had been commissioned to paint a portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Sketching the president as he chatted and read papers, Shoumatoff initially painted a small portrait of the President. It was agreed that the President would sit for her again at a later time and that she would then paint a much larger portrait. She was invited back to Warm Springs Georgia and arrived on April 9th, 1945, to spend the weekend and paint the larger portrait. At noon on April 12th, 1945, as she sketched and painted, the President reached for his head compaining of a terrible headache, collapsed and lost consciousness. FDR was pronounced dead at 3:35 p.m.

Title: COLOR COLLOTYPE PRINT OF THE SITTING PRESIDENT FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT AFTER THE PAINTING BY ELIZABETH SHOUMATOFF

Author Name: (Roosevelt, Franklin Delano). Shoumatoff, Elizabeth

Categories: Americana,

Publisher: (1943).: (1943).

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 25382

Keywords: AMERICANA; PRINT; ART; COLOR COLLOTYPE; ELIZABETH SHOUMATOFF; FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT; PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED SATES OF AMERICA; PORTRAIT; A. JAFFE; RARE; HISTORY; IMAGE; FDR; F.D.R.; PRESIDENTIAL.