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Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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44
Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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The White House Years of Robert S. McNamara

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Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier
Watercolor on paper (7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.; 190 x 267 mm, sight) by Jacqueline Kennedy, inscribed on the front in black ink "A Tiger from Vietnam — for Caroline and John | Summer 1965, JBK" and  in red watercolor on the verso  on another sheet of paper: "Dear Bob - | It is not much of a tiger, but | I did try — Love J."; overall toning, large spot along top margin. Matted, glazed, and framed.
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Catalogue Note

A charming, artistic thank-you note to Robert McNamara from Jackie Kennedy, being a watercolor drawing of a tiger. A note in McNamara's hand on the verso  indicates that Prime Minister Ky had given him a stuffed tiger during his visit to Vietnam in July 1965. A month later McNamara  brought it to Caroline and John Kennedy during a visit to Cape Cod. Mrs. Kennedy captioned the watercolor: "A Tiger from Vietnam — for Caroline and John | Summer 1965, JBK." On the back, she modestly apologizes for the naïveté of her rendering: "Dear Bob— | It is not much of a tiger, but I did try — | Love J."  Mrs. Kennedy's drawing was also possibly inspired by a watercolor of a tiger by Charles Baskerville that she owned (see The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sotheby's 23-26 April 1996, lot 715).

The White House Years of Robert S. McNamara

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New York