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    Herbert Hoover: Vibrant From-Life Portrait Autographed by Hoover. 26" x 32" oil on canvas, beautifully custom-framed in true "Presidential style" to an overall size of 33.5" x 40". A half-length portrait of a smiling Hoover appears before a billowing American flag. Autographed by Hoover himself to the right of the portrait. Also signed on the back of the canvas by William Oberhardt (1882-1958), a noted illustrator. The lot includes a copy of a letter written by Oberhardt in 1925 to Secretary of Commerce Hoover asking permission to paint him from life. As credentials, he mentions that he had previously painted President Harding from life. Apparently, Hoover acquiesced and you see the result here.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    2nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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