Theodore Roosevelt and the Mysterious S. J. Wooy

Fierce Roosevelt

The Mister picked up a fascinating Theodore Roosevelt lithograph yesterday.

Roosevelt S. J. Wooy

This lithograph is signed in pencil, by the artist, “S. J. Wooy.” However, I cannot describe how frustratingly little information there is about the artist. Scratch that, how the are just enough tidbits to drive me crazy.

For example, of the few other pieces of his work I could find online, one was a similar style portrait of, of all people, Benito Mussolini  “For H. P. Fletcher, with appreciation. S. J. Wooy ” dated 1924.

Um, thanks for this picture of a soon-to-be dictator?

But H. P. Fletcher was Henry Prather Fletcher, an American diplomat would serve as the American Ambassador to Italy from 1924- 1929. And- are you ready to come full circle?- Fletcher served as one of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders.

Coincidence? Who knows. In the meantime, I think we should hang this over our couch, Theodore Roosevelt is the mister’s favorite president. That is, as long as we can find a complimentary picture of my favorite president to round things out. I imagine it will begin to look like a Roosevelt family tree…..

S. J. Wooy Signiture

 

The pencil signature of the mysterious S. J. Wooy.

 

The paper sticker on the back which reads:

 

 

J. Assenheim & Son     J. Assenheim & Son

Importers of

Etchings, Engravings, Etc.

Fine Picture Framing

81 New Street         New York

3 comments

  1. Liz Kendrick says:

    Hi there is a lithograph signed by this artist of GB Shaw listed on eBay.

  2. Robin says:

    Hi;
    I recently picked up a Theodore Roosevelt Lithograph by S.J. Wooy as well. Have you been able to find out any more information about this?

    • sevenmileitch says:

      Hi Robin! Unfortunately, so far I have not been able to learn anything more. If you find anything else out, try to drop by and pass it along– I am very curious to learn more about Wooy and his work! Thanks for reaching out :)

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