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Franklin Roosevelt, Original Portrait by Allan Dudley Jones framed, oil on canvas, 27" x 36" (32" x 41" overall). The painting, signed "A. D. Jones" on the verso of the canvas, captures FDR's dynamic presence powerfully against a dark-blue patriotic background of stars and the outstretched wings of an American eagle.

Allan Dudley Jones painted this portrait of President Roosevelt, as a contribution to a World War II War Bond Drive. The painting hung for a time in the lobby of the Paramount Movie Theatre in Newport News, Virginia.

Allan Dudley Jones was born in 1915 in Hampton, Virginia, and educated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He taught art at William and Mary College, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Virginia, and elsewhere. He has painted several mural decorations in public buildings, and his Diorama of the Monitor and the Merrimac hangs in the Mariners' Museum of Newport News, Virginia. His works are also owned by the Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum of Norfolk, Virginia, the High Museum of Atlanta, Georgia, and other institutions.

Included with this lot is a binder with additional clippings and information about the artist as well as a letter of provenance signed by Jones.

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53549: FDR, Original Portrait by Allan Dudley Jones

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Jun 07, 2008
Starting Price $750
3500 Maple Avenue
17th Floor
Dallas, TX 75219