Kennedys In Indian Attire

The Kennedy myth burns as bright as ever. An original gouache painting done after US First Lady and glamorous socialite Jacqueline Kennedy visited India and Pakistan in 1962 showing the Kennedys in Indian attire will be on sale in Swindon in October.

The Kennedy memorabilia also includes a series of three engravings given as Christmas cards signed by then president John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline. They will be auctioned at the Dominic Winter Auction House in London on Oct 4.

“It shows JF Kennedy and children wearing Indian dress and turbans, with JFK walking at the front and dragging a dead tiger by its tail, followed by John junior and Caroline riding on white and black horses,” said auctioneer Chris Albury. The items, which belonged to the family of Kent woman Maud Shaw, the Kennedy family’s nanny during JFK’s presidency, are expected to fetch about 20,000 pounds.

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