Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad-John Kenneth Galbraith, Vibhuti Patel, Jacqueline Duheme

  • Title: Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad
  • Author: John Kenneth Galbraith, Vibhuti Patel, Jacqueline Duheme
  • Released: 1998-09-01
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  • Pages: 64
  • ISBN: 1579651232
  • ISBN13: 978-1579651237
  • ASIN: 1579651232


From the Inside Flap Jacqueline Kennedy - American icon and inimitable symbol of strength and beauty. Her majestic elegance is captured in this delightful gift book, Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad, by French painter, illustrator, and lifelong friend of the First Lady, Jacqueline Duheme.

When President and Mrs. Kennedy traveled to Paris in 1961 Mme Duheme began painting scenes from their historic trip. These intricate miniatures impressed President Kennedy, and so Mme Duheme offered the series as a gift. Delighted, Mrs. Kennedy, who herself always enjoyed painting as a pastime, invited Mme Duheme to visit her at the White House and in Cape Cod.

Later, upon Jacqueline's request, Mme Duheme accompanied the First Lady and her sister Princess Lee Radziwill on their diplomatic tour through India and Pakistan via Rome. From a visit with the pope at the Vatican to a walk through Nehru's gardens, from a camel ride in Karachi to lunch with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, Mme Duheme illustrated the unforgettable moments of the trip.

Now in Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad, these exquisite watercolors are published for the first time--along with line drawings, photographs from Mme Duheme's collection, and nostalgic text drawn from the recollections and reportage of the time. Also included is an introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith, who was a personal friend of Mrs. Kennedy's and, as ambassador to India, accompanied her on her 1962 trip.

Beautifully designed and printed, this intimate portrait is a treasure for all those who appreciate the style and grace of the Kennedy era.

From the Back Cover The artist Jacqueline Duheme has captured with wit, artistic talent, and historical zest the happiest days of Jacqueline Kennedy's White House. Jackie really loved these exquisite paintings. They bring back the magic, crace, and elegance of the famous travels abroad made by the 'uncrowned queen of the world.' I know; I was there. -- Letitia Baldrige, White House Social Secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy

"What an enchantment Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad is!--Jackie in Paris, Jackie in India, with Jacqueline Duheme's lovely, witty, piquant illustrations and John Kenneth Galbraith's brilliant introduction." -- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Special Assistant to President Kennedy