Phototype portrait of Walt Whitman, bearded, in soft hat and open collar shirt and jacket.

Philadelphia: Gutekunst, late 1880s.

Price: $1,000.00

About the item

1 vols. 8vo. Oval matting to 6 x 4 inches, masking some mild toning to outer edges of image from an earlier frame. Attractively framed and glazed (12 x 9 inches overall).

Item #338375

An attractive image of the good grey poet.
In his day books, Whitman recorded receiving photographs from Philadelphia portraitist Gutekunst in March 1880. This is a later phototype of the portrait, dated to the later 1880s from a signed example in the Berg Collection at NYPL. The image also appears as the frontispiece in the 1889 pocket edition of Leaves of Grass.