A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 1, 1963

WHEN Italian Portraitist Pietro Annigoni met Germany's new Chancellor, Dr. Erhard said: "I have seen some of your paintings of the British royal family. And I remember the one you did of President Kennedy. Tell me, how many sittings did they give you?"

"Well, I had 33 with the Queen Mother and just over 20 with Princess Margaret. I was with President Kennedy for nine hours."

"Ach mein Gott," said Erhard in mock terror. "I hope with me you will work faster. What will you paint of me?"

"The head and shoulders."

"Good," laughed Erhard. "The rest of me is not so paintable."

Annigoni had four...

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