New York: n.d. [Oct. 23, 1935].
Variant of the session portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Full frontal bust portrait. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 35.4 x 28 cm. (approximately 14 x 11 inches). Fine. Docketed in pencil on verso, giving the name of the sitter, and a reference to negative and print ("XI - E- 35"). Item #219286
Superb character portrait of the great entertainer, and by far the best of the portraits from the session of Oct 23, 1935 in Van Vechten's studio, of which the Library of Congress has 12 examples -- but not this.
Price: $3,500.00 Free International Delivery