Scarce Van Vechten Portrait of Simonson scenic Designer

Portrait photograph of Lee Simonson.

November 23, 1933.

Price: $500.00


About the item

1 vols. 9-15/16 x 7-1/2 inches. Scarce Van Vechten Portrait of Simonson scenic Designer. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative. WH/6/17/1.

Item #57924

Lee Simonson (1888-1967), a major force in American scenic design, discovered in his youth what the "painters' and designers' vision could do to revivify the theater." A rare Van Vechten image -- no copy exists in the Library of Congress Collection of Van Vechten photographs.