[Item #63015] Inscribed Photographic Portrait of Paul Robeson, ca 1940s. Paul ROBESON.

Inscribed Photographic Portrait of Paul Robeson, ca 1940s

N.p., n.d. Original black and white silver-gelatin print, 10" x 8", printed on glossy photographic paper. A publicity portrait of Paul Robeson in three-quarter profile, inscribed by Robeson at lower right: "To H.L. Aiken / Kind wishes," signed, undated and uncredited but appearing to be a later print of a portrait from the early-to-mid 1940s. Stamped on verso "Paul Robeson" in purple ink. Fine, with autograph strong and clean, though penned on a darker portion of the image making it slightly hard to read; Near Fine.

A great portrait of a young and pensive Robeson, with a strong personal inscription. H.L. Aiken, identity not completely clear, appears to have been an American mid-century autograph collector; we have seen his name in the marketplace as the recipient of other autographed publicity pieces of the era.

Price: $850.00

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