Portrait photograph of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday, Carl Van Vechten.

Portrait photograph of Billie Holiday.

New York: 23 March 1949.

Gelatin silver print. Half-length frontal view, seated. 1 vols. 34.3 x 22.6 cm (13-1/2 x 8-7/8 inches). Slight bump to lower left corner. Atelier-stamped on verso, and docketed by Van Vechten in pencil recording the subject of the photograph ("Billie Holiday"), the date, and the number of the negative "(II gg 15"). Item #221011

Superb portrait "Lady Day" taken in the Van Vechten studio. Arguably the finest and most haunting of the 7 portraits taken by Van Vechten from that session. With no frills, no poses, the great jazz singer stares straight out at the eye of the camera.

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