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Monday
Jan242011

mrs. kennedy goes abroad



Several weeks ago, I posted the most lovely watercolor of Jacqueline Kennedy sleeping in D. Porthault linens by artist Jacqueline Duhême. Little did I know that the Duhême watercolor of Mrs. Kennedy is actually one of many! The artist became acquainted with the Kennedys during Jack’s tenure as president. Later, she was invited to travel with The First Lady on her legendary state visits to Rome, India and Pakistan. In 1998, Duhême published Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad, a book of her watercolors documenting a handful of the Kennedy’s international state visits. It's a must-have for any library! Although it’s hard to choose a favorite  illustration, I think I like the portrait of Jacqueline dining with Queen Elizabeth II the best (second to the last photo). Isn’t it positively divine?! 

(illustrations scanned by moi from Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad)

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Reader Comments (13)

what a cute book! I'm lol at the one of them looking at the artwork, and I love the cover.

01.24.2011 | Unregistered Commentermoodboard

Currently on my bookshelf! Can't wait till the launch tomorrow! xo

01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

I NEED this! Thank you!

01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

ooooh! I just added this to my Amazon Wish List :)

01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

These illustrations are perfectly enchanting. What a wondrous trip it appears to have been, too!

01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

One of my favorite books!!

01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJWK

JWK-- it has fast become one of my favorites, as well! xx

so tickled that you ladies love this book as much as I do :)

01.24.2011 | Registered Commentera lovely being

OH MY GOSH! This book is definitely a must-have.

01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara Kate

Ooh, I need that too! :)

01.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Such beautiful illustrations. Simply Lovely

01.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

These drawings are magical. Thanks for sharing.

01.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Oh wow! This is great! This is really, really wonderful! Or as you said "divine". I neeeed to have that book, right now! :D

03.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarloes

I just came across your post. What a lovely discovery! Than you so much for sharing this darling book, you made my day!
Kisses from Paris

08.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Hint

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