Original Self-Portrait By Dwight D. Eisenhower
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. (1890-1969). 34TH President of the United States, turned painter. Eisenhower produced about 250 paintings during his lifetime. He became serious about the hobby of painting after being influenced by his friend Winston Churchill.
Original pencil sketch, self portrait by Eisenhower, head and shoulders pose on a 5”x7" page. To the right are notes in shorthand by Mrs. Eisenhower’s Chief of Staff Mary Jane McCaffree. At the bottom Mrs. McCaffree has written “Original by D.D.E.” with an arrow pointing to the drawing. Included is Mrs. McCaffree’s visiting card of notes dictated to her by Mrs. Eisenhower. In addition we have included a copy of Mrs. McCaffree’s visiting card with her printed notes: “Chief of Staff to Mrs. Eisenhower 1953-1961). This self portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower has been in my possession since our White House days” signed with her initials. The drawing has been encapsulate for preservation however easily removable is so desired. Original sketches by Eisenhower are rare especially as President. This item was purchased directly from Mary Jane McCaffree at her home in West Palm Beach, Florida. In excellent condition................................................... $1,500.00