SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF WALT WHTMAN
WHITMAN, Walt. Photograph signed. [New York: G. F. E. Pearsall, 1872]. Photograph measures 4 by 5-1/2 inches, mount measures 6 by 8-1/2 inches; framed, entire piece measures 16 by 19-1/2 inches. $6500.
Photographic portrait of Walt Whitman, boldly signed by him.
This photograph of a bearded Whitman seated and leaning on a table was originally inserted as the frontispiece photo for Two Rivulets, published in 1876. With note in another hand beneath Whitman's signature: "Reproduced by Doubleday Page & Co for 'Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman.' The signature is a genuine autograph." Myerson A.9.I.b.
A few repaired tears to mount, just affecting photograph, signature bold and clear.