29th President. Exquisite vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 16 Harris and Ewing portrait of Harding in profile, boldly signed and inscribed in black ink, “To E. P. Ricker, With high esteem and most cordial good wishes, Warren G. Harding.” Blindstamped in the lower left by the studio, and matted and framed to an overall size of 22 x 29.
In fine condition.
Accompanied by a newspaper photo of Harding golfing at the Poland Spring House circa 1922, which was operated by the recipient of this photo, Edward Payson Ricker. At the time, the Poland Spring company—founded by the Ricker family—ran a resort hotel in addition to their now-famous bottled water business.
The interesting association, striking image, and perfect signature make this without a doubt one of the finest presidential portraits we have encountered.