John William Davis (1873-1955)
Red and black chalk and graphite on heavy paper
Overall: 15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. ( 38.7 x 26 cm )
signature: lower right: "Enit Kaufman"
Signed at lower left in graphite: "Enit Kaufman"
A native of Clarksburg, West Virginia, and a lawyer by profession, Davis was active in the Democratic party and served in Congress from 1911 to 1915. From 1918 to 1921 he was the ambassador plenipotentiary to Great Britain, and 1924 he was the Democratic candidate for the presidency. For many years his home was in Locust Valley, L. I., and his law office at 15 Broad Street, in New York City.
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
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